This week, my son and I will be working on a special feature wall in his teen bedroom remake. With him gone over the weekend, I decided to roll up my sleeveless summer sleeves and dig in DEEP, morphing his room from cute to cool.
It’s quite a process, this age leap.
No box, drawer, or bin was left unturned. My boy is worse than I am when it comes to a slight hoarding addiction. He’s in between kiddo and young man, so he still likes everything. But sadly, everything just can’t fit.
See the two top bins to the left of that wall unit? They house some of his first baby toys. You know.. in case we get babies visiting…. I raise my hand to say that was my choice to leave them there. So you can only imagine how many age groups are going on in this room.
Cool… remember cool now, mom. Ok, so all the old game systems are staying. Here’s gamecube tucked neatly away for when mom can convince son to play a REAL video game. We also have Nintendo 64 and Super Nintendo. You know.. real game systems! (I’m so not a fan of Playstation but it is what it is these days)
Bag after bag was packed for the dump and thrift store. Some things even went to the curb which neighbours happily emptied for us by this fine AM. Right down to a wheel chair I had planned to use as an office chair that no longer fit. Wonderful!!!!
But it was also a bit of a sad experience. I sighed lots as I unearthed all these treasures deep inside bins. Some super heros and the big bin of Thomas the Train and Hot Wheels still remain, but I know their days are numbered. Or at the very least, will one day land in the attic so they can be handed down to my son’s own kids should he desire.
Ok, think cool, not cute…
But even my son agrees, some things simply cannot go. Froggy, we shall find a home for you and make you cool!
Because there’s still a tiny bit of cute kid in all of us, no matter what our age is.
All boy’s 2011 room updates to date can be found HERE.
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