About a year ago friends of ours announced they were having a baby. Just after Ethan's 2nd birthday. I suggested that Ethan may be out of his cot then, and they could have it if he was. Fast forward, well I guess about 9 months, not a year, to now. They want the cot. Ethan still sleeps in the cot. We have a friend making two beds, but he's not done yet, plus we have the expense of two matresses, doonas, waterproof sheets, linen, pillows, bed rail thingies to stop him falling out. Sheesh, it adds up quick. Silly me should have thought ahead and realised this was also around DH's BIG BASH. Now, tell me about expense! LOL. But I do have a little stashed away for the beds. But that doesn't solve the problem that our friend still hasn't made them, and won't be able to for a few more weeks. B's been getting text messages that they need the cot in two weeks. Probably a week now. Sheesh, what to do, what to do?
Brett's solution was to put Ethan in the spare room. I don't like it. Why should he have to move out of his own room, to sleep in the spare double bed? The spare room still doesn't even have curtains in it! So we've spent the week looking at all the different solutions, to get Ethan a temporary bed until his one is ready. (Liam is in Brett's old single bed, and I know what I want for both their beds, but couldn't find it anywhere except for Potterybarn in America... so I showed it to scotty and he's making one each for the boys).
Liam's room is huge, Ethan's is considerably smaller. So today we think we have decided on a solution. The double bed will be taken apart, and just the matress and base (not the head and end) will go into Liam's room (cos it will fit in his, not Ethan's). Liam's bed will come out of his room and go into Ethan's. Then when their beds are done it will all be moved around again. Yep, it will be a pain in the butt, but it will keep the peace, which is worth more. This of course has to happen this week - while we thought we were flat out getting B's party organised and finalised.
So today I bought Ethan's doona cover, sheet set and valance, and started planning his big boy room :) It's cute... I'll share pics as we go.
The next major problem... HOW THE HECK AM I GOING TO KEEP A STRONG WILLED TWO YEAR OLD IN BED!? He will just climb out. At the moment, if he objects to going to bed he at least can't get out. So I am expecting to be a lot more tired and frustrated, behind in work, and pretty confident he will not nap during the day anymore :(
Not sure what to do here. Get the porta-cot back of Brett's sister? Far out, keeping the peace $#IT$ me sometimes.
I think it's a bad thing that I blog at night... I think I'm saying a bit too much lately, letting the day's frustrations go.