Q is growing up and as such wants an update to her bedroom. We promised that when she turns 11 and transitions from grade school to middle school that we would paint her room and change the theme. We might just do it the week that she is away at d-camp.
Though this bedroom makeover is still a good six months away, she’s already gathering ideas.
What she would really like is a loft bed so that she can have a desk underneath. She wants the desk area to be her “studio” for sketching and sewing. She wants to be able to have her sewing machine set up all the time and she wants storage for her “fabric stash.” She has already asked for an adjustable dress form for Christmas and a book on the history of fashion.
She’s envisioning something like this loft bed from IKEA:
Although I had a bunk bed as a tween (or probably because I had a bunk bed as a tween), I don’t think that they are at all safe. And don’t get me started on the fact that I’m more nervous for Q to go to d-camp because of the bunk beds than I am about handing over diabetes management for a week.
But because she has a small bedroom, it does make sense.
The only thing I was wondering about was not having a nightstand until I saw an “IKEA hack” using a picture ledge to hold the alarm clock, book, drink of water, etc.
Oh, and forget about actually putting sheets on the bed! Looks like a job for my husband. (He always makes her bed at camp check in.)
As I was checking her blood sugar in the night I realized a major flaw in this: how the heck am I going to reach her in the middle of the night to check her blood sugar? I’m not climbing up to the top…ever, let alone in the night when I’m trying my best to remain half asleep and only opening one eye to see.
And I’m not going to wake her up to tell her to check her own blood sugar because why should two of us be awake?
It’s strange how diabetes, which should have absolutely nothing to do with tween bedroom decor, can dictate what type of furniture works best.
So here are my two questions:
1. Do any of your kids have a loft bed and would you do it again?
2. Has your child’s diabetes ever made you think twice about a piece of furniture or even where their bedroom is in the house?