Sunday, June 28, 2015

Truly a Bad Mom

Every now and then, I am reminded that I am truly a bad mom.

Exhibit n+1: Iris slept in a closet on her recent visit.
Embarrassing evidence.
The bed that I ordered for her had not been delivered. The sectional that I ordered for the living room was also enroute, but not here. She had the option of sleeping on the sofabed in the open-plan living room, where she would have been awoken by parents making coffee and breakfast; or putting the sofabed mattress on the floor in her east-facing bedroom, which doesn't have window coverings yet. What a dilemma for a night-owl teen.

Hiding the evidence.
She looked at the closet and asked, "Can I sleep in the closet like Harry Potter?"

We pulled out the sleeping bag and two yoga mats. (The 2" camp mattress is in LA, not Boulder.) The bed was a bit firmer than she liked, but this was her preferred alternative.

6 comments:

  1. Many years ago when friends brought their 4th child home there was no available bedroom space. So this sweet baby spend the first 6 months of his life in the large hallway storage closet in their apartment. He doesn't seem to have suffered any ill effects from it.

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    1. Thanks. I comfort myself with the thought that this sleeping arrangement was her idea.

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  2. Anonymous18:46

    It actually sounds like fun! And the closet looks deluxe.
    Vancouver Barbara

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    1. The closet deserves it's own design details post. We have no garage, attic or basement so we adding closets was a must.

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  3. I think this is a proof that you are a great mom, since your daughter is obviously a good problem solver that can think outside of the box :)
    Before we got money to buy a high-quality mattress, my husband and I slept on the floor for 6 years :) It is also made it super-safe to sleep with the baby - no chance of her falling off the bed! :)

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    1. She is definitely a lateral thinker. You should see her whiz through the NYT crossword puzzles. I certainly couldn't do that at that age.

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