He Couldn’t Wait Any More.

You know how it is when you see progress on a big project, and you’re excited to jump to the happy ending, right?

That was the pickle our son presented to us after the curtain rods were hung and the carpet had been cleaned: as soon as the carpet was dry enough for furniture, he wanted to move in.

He didn’t care that the curtains weren’t done yet. Or a new light fixture installed. Or that the closets were not swapped. It was more that he was ready and waiting. Waiting!

That’s sometimes a very challenging thing for a 4-year-old.

So it was on a frosty morning that we began the process of moving the furniture in. (After we watched a few morning cartoons and put together the moose trophy, that is.) In pretty short order, the room had a bed all made-up, a dresser dusted and ready for clothing, a desk set up for studying, and – perhaps most importantly – the train table that rolls under his bed and still cleared the slightly lower “new” bed also moved over. Here’s a quick peek:

Looking from the doorway into the bedroom now looks like this.
Looking from the doorway into the bedroom now looks like this.
Remember when it looked like this?
Remember when it looked like this?
Here's where the bed now lives - in the opposite corner of where it originally stood.
Here’s where the bed now lives – in the opposite corner of where it originally stood. (Fun fact: the moose’s name is Fred. The bedroom set’s original owner was named Fred.)
The study nook. For now.
The study nook. For now.
He asked that his growth chart come over with him into his Big Boy Room.
He asked that his growth chart come over with him into his Big Boy Room. Fred’s wearing a hard hat since construction in the room is not yet done. And that train table? It rolls under the bed at night.

There are roller shades on the window, so privacy/morning light concerns weren’t really there. But it did amplify two to-dos on the list: swap out that ceiling light, and make the darn curtains. We’re getting there!

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