Just before Christmas Imogen’s room was re-plastered and decorated, it’s almost complete there are just curtains to hang and shelves to be put back up (yes, I know it’s almost May!!). A couple of weeks ago Imogen also took delivery of a pre loved mid sleeper bed complete with tent and slide thanks to her bargain hunting Mummy. It’s looking good even if it has taken an awful long time to get there. However, there is one small problem that we just can’t seem to get rid of………Joseph!
As soon as Joseph was moved into a big boy’s bed he’s bed a bed hopper, happily wondering the hall until he finds someone who will take pity on him and let him into their bed. Tony and I tried to be strict but we’re just not very good at it so this was a regular sight in the morning.
When they both started falling out of bed due to a lack of space we moved Joe’s bed in and it’s stayed there ever since. Imogen seems to enjoy the company and they do seem to settle down well together, now that the novelty of Imogen’s “new” bed has worn off and there is no sliding until 9pm!
Imogen never really gave consent to Joseph moving in s when I saw a creative competition opportunity with Little Greene (A UK paint manufacturer of child safe paint) I thought it may be the ideal way for her to express herself. Her task was to draw a picture of her dream bedroom, I wanted to see if that dream included Joe but she surprised me and used Paint on her tablet to create a room for her little brother instead and here it is.
When I asked why she’d decided to create a bedroom for Joe instead of herself she told me “Maybe if Joe-Joe likes his room a bit more he won’t need to sleep in mine. I drew him toy boxes and the sun is shining so it will be nice and warm.” Ahhhhh. I love how she’s included bits that he already has in his room like his hand and foot print picture and his racing car wardrobe, he looks happy in his new room doesn’t he?
This is my entry into Little Greene’s child safe paint competition. Find out more at: http://www.littlegreene.com/blog/news/child-safe-paint/