Last year, I did a post titled My New Favorite Room, where I showed off Jackson’s nursery.
Here’s a reminder of what it looked like:
and the other side of the room
Cute right? Functional and organized also. I loved that room.
I still love that room, but something happened to it in the last year. A little thing called a mobile toddler. Which I have to think is normal, but all you ever see are the gorgeous finished nursery pics, so who’s to say? Well, let me be the one to enlighten you with what *may* happen to your adorable nursery when your kid becomes mobile.
Ignore the horrible blurriness of this photo and you’ll see a few changes. For one, the table and lamp next to the chair are long gone. Jackson made short work of those items. (Also? The only reason the room is this clean is because I once again almost killed myself on a toy this morning and went on a whirlwind cleaning spree).
The crib is pulled away from the wall whenever Jackson sleeps, because otherwise he pulls the monitor cord out of the wall. We would move the monitor somewhere else, but all the other outlets are out in the open where he can get them all the time. During the day, we push the crib back against the wall so that he can’t pull the plug out when he’s playing.
The bookshelf is now totally empty, except for the monitor. Everything that was on this bookshelf would get pulled down every. single. day. We’ll probably be getting rid of the bookshelf entirely soon, as now it’s just a ladder for the kid.
Ah, the closet doors. If you look closely you’ll see a piece of wood shoved in between the doors, to keep little hands from opening and closing them so much that they come off the rails. Not that I’d know that from experience.
The floor lamp, trash can, and diaper pail are also long gone. The floor lamp was just too tempting for little hands to pull down. The trash can spent too much time as a hat or the equivalent to do its job as a trash can. The diaper pail…well, once Jackson figured out how to get INTO the diaper pail, it had to go.
Oh, the former changing table. First, Jackson outgrew the changing table when he was about 7 months old. I miss the days of the changing table, now that I have to kneel down onto the floor to change his diaper. (I still am glad we had it, especially with the c-section). Then, all the bins that held supplies and stuff became a game for Jackson to pull everything out of every day. Now, you’ll notice that toys and books are just shoved in the bottom (when they’re not all over the floor).
I still love this room, even though it’s kind of different now. A little less organized, a little more bare-bones, but still my favorite room in the house.
Tags: NaBloPoMo, Taking Pictures