As bedtime approached last night, this was the scene in Tad’s room.  Which isn’t only Tad’s room anymore.

Yes, that is Tad’s bed on one end of the wall, and the crib on the other end.  This crib is doing it’s third tour of duty, and Rerun now has something much bigger than the basinette to sleep in (thankfully).  And the road map floor rug that Grandma and Gichan gave Tad for his birthday last year has finally made it into the bedroom!

The corner shelf went to the shed for now (which means that Tad’s books are in the closet, under his bed, and in that milk crate next to his bed – we will need to figure out shelf space later), and the glider went to the end of the hallway – for now.  It may move to the living room later, once the cradle is no longer needed.

And the changing table went to the corner where the glider used to be:

Nothing in this room had really moved in nearly 7 years – except that we’d swapped the crib out for the toddler bed.  But footprint-wise, nothing had changed.  Now the Webmaster and I are completely confused every time we enter the room.  I did manage to set up the changing table in the exact same manner as before – diaper pail at one end, garbage can at the other – so we don’t get all discombobulated.

Rerun was liking his new pad.

He was relishing the extra space to roll around and rotate without hitting the sides – like he was in the basinette.

He was pretty happy about it, I think.

Tad was strangely excited about having a roommate.  This could end up being a very good thing for him, because he is still continually coming into our room at night and sleeping on the floor.  We’re not sure if he just feels lonely, or needs to know exactly where we are.  I’m very interested to see how this pans out over the next few days.  And I’m also interested to see if Rerun sleeps a little more soundly now, without Mommy and Daddy in the same room.

Ane, predictably, wanted to know why Tad always gets EVERYTHING – up to and including getting to have Rerun sleep in HIS room instead of HERS.  As she kissed Rerun good night, she said, “Good night, Rerun – I hope you have a really lousy time with Tad, because then you’ll have to move into MY room.”

I can’t win.

Regardless, we have a boys’ room now.  And it’s going to stay that way for a while.

3 Responses to “Roomies”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    August 27th, 2010 06:13

    Will be chuckling about Ane’s remark all day.

  2. Nana
    August 27th, 2010 07:10

    The solution came out perfect! And Rerun does look happy. Come to think of it, he always does 😀

  3. Aunt Mary
    August 27th, 2010 19:37

    He has such a contented look in that last photo. Soooo cute!!