Last weekend we headed out to Ikea together as a family to see if we could find some adult seating in the playroom. We measured and narrowed down to a couple of choices. But, we decided we didn’t want to commit to anything right away and left mostly empty-handed.
Instead, I took the chair in Bunny’s room and brought it out. But, once I did that, I started thinking about how I could maximize the space.
Maybe I should move and then stack their toy storage unit against the wall next to the window. I did a practice move too, until the kids and my husband stopped me.
“I can’t reach my toys!” yelled Bunny.
I made up a few excuses like, well, I can reach them for you, or we can store craft supplies higher up, but in the end I left it as it was.
At this stage in our lives, our girls are using the playroom and they’re able to reach their things. We don’t need to have a separate living area, or a homework area, or anything else to change up the space. With young kids, we need to keep their stuff within easy reach for them. Sometimes their stuff isn’t tidy or pretty, but it’s working for us as a family right now.
The only “issue” we had was that we needed extra seating for an adult in the playroom and that was easily accomplished. Sure, I would like to eventually make it a cool spot for us to hang out in, but we already do that together, without moving any furniture around!
It was a good reminder for me to not rush into changing things in our home, especially at this stage in our life.