After 3 days, Porkchop finally pooped, so I can finally put him down long enough to blog. ;)
The promised post:
I think it is important to create spaces in our home that are specifically designed for the little people that live here. For example, our sunroom is our main play space, and we keep all the toys here, rather than in the girls' bedrooms. Eventually, I hope the sunroom/playroom will be a place to create parent-free art projects as well. I envision a space where they can help themselves to art materials and create at will. Right now we have this with crayons and pencils, but things like stamps and watercolors remain something that they either have to ask to use, or that I set out for them. Here is a picture when the room is in action:
But I digress. Recently, Sizzles was excitedly telling us that she had decided to save up her dollars (play money used as a reward system at school) to pick a friend for 'reading and relaxing' up in her classroom loft, rather than spend them (on trinkets) in the goodie store. This gave me an idea. We needed a cozy little kid space for snuggling up with books. So I made the 'book nook' in a small space between the couch and a window in our sunroom.
It was so popular (read, fighting over it ensued) that I created a second space, the 'reading cave', upstairs in the linen closet.
To quote the A-team, "I love it when a plan comes together."