We had the great room re-branding less than a week ago-as chronicled in the post The Great Room Re-Branding : A New Shared Montessori Style Boys Bedroom . The boys were pumped and much merriment was had by all, until the great chasm that is the brown couch became too much for Maxwell to bear. He just wanted to be closer to baby brother.
Who can say no to a boy just trying to be a big brother? We certainly couldn’t especially because he refused to take no for an answer and just got into Patrick’s bed with all of his toys and brother.
So, we reconfigured the room and there were a couple of considerations. First, we had to keep the couch where it was because it blocks cords and electrical outlets. Most importantly, they couldn’t be side by side because of the risk of the beds sliding apart and one of the boys getting stuck in between. My ingenious husband came up with the idea that we put both beds on top of each other so that the meeting point ran along their waists. Last, we needed the beds to stay together, so we just pulled a blanket tight over the two and tucked it in.
Viola! A double-wide-twin-montissori shared boys bed.
Bonus: Story time is now much easier and more cozy.