Let the kids be kids
While on bed rest with the twins I read Chip and JoAnna Gaines' book Magnolia Story. Part of the book talked about how she freaked out over the kids getting her white sofa dirty and that she realized she didn't have a space for her kids just to be kids. So, she created a space in her house just for them and they had a ball playing and coloring and she was able to relax. That sounded good in theory, so I put it on our list of things we wanted to incorporate into our house. It may come as no surprise to you, but apparently our kids are slightly different than the Gaines children 'cause our kids are kids ALL OVER OUR HOUSE. Not just in the designated space I designed for them. But that's OK, at least I had goals.
|Audrey at least shared my excitement.|
|Audrey was done with the photo shoot at this point.|
- The trim prevents chalk and crayons from rolling off the edge
- The benches fit underneath perfectly to save space when they aren't using it
- Because it's chalk, I can just repaint it when it starts to show too much wear
- I added a paper dispenser that holds an 18 inch paper roll in case they would rather color with crayons or markers vs. chalk
- Even though it's a kids table, it is still a tasteful piece of furniture that passes the adult test
Now look at these kids being kids around this beauty! Let's be honest. It didn't stay looking so neat and clean for very long.
|Audrey has a new set of bangs. Glad I grabbed some bobby pins last time I went to Walmart.|