Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bed Ideas

I belong to a moms group that is both an online forum and a meeting place for moms in the area. We get together with the kids, participate in charitable events (Memory walk) have family holiday parties (all the ones the kids can't do in school, like Halloween and Easter) and get together monthly for a Girls Night Out.

We have veteran moms with teenagers, and new moms with newborns. It's a great place to jot down a question and get ideas and advice from others, and since it's local, when it comes to shopping and purchase needs, recommendations are easy to check out.

With a lot of moms with toddlers, there have been several conversations over the last year about childrens beds. When to move kids out of cribs, what type of bed to get. Toddler bed versus twin or double. We moved Boog to a toddler bed, and then a queen. He stopped waking and coming into our room the first night with the queen. Puddin Pop went straight to a twin, and stays all night. I looked into several themed beds for the kids. Boogs room is diggers and dump trucks. If this bed would have been available in my area, he surely would have loved it .

When I went to pick out PP's bed, I saw a beautiful wrought iron carriage that I fell in love with, and then had visions of monkeys swinging and climbing on the bed like they were on the monkey bars at the park. This would have been a good option.
In the end, we went with regular beds and dressed them up with the bedding. The kids don't seem to mind, and the beds will last longer than a digger phase.

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