What a dreary Sunday! We have clouds in the sky, and a 30% chance of rain. Guess what? It has been raining!! I cant get my lil man outside when the rain is coming down. That means no energy is being worn off him!!
I am remembering, about a month ago, when cousin was visiting. By the way, she got her hair cut all off and donated her long hair. So proud of her!! Plus, the new cut looks super duper cute on her. <3LOVE<3 Anyway, while she was visiting, her and son kept going back and forth on who was going to sleep on the couch or who would sleep on the table that makes into a bed, when we would stay in the camper. I basically told them how it was going to be! They would switch up each time! One night she would have the couch, then the next night son would have it. We put the couch down and never really did put it back up. One day, I decided to lay down on it while the kids were outside. OH MY GOSH!!! That thing is the most uncomfortable thing EVER!! How in the world were they able to get any sleep on it? Curiosity swelled inside of me. I had to ask them. Which was more comfy? Both told me it was the couch. I just cant imagine how uncomfortable the table was compared to the couch. I never found out.
While we were discussing what to take and what to put into storage, we had to bring up the couch situation. We both knew that son could not sleep on it for long at all. Then I had a bright idea! I told hubby to grab his measuring tape and we set off to bring a few things to Orlando. Once we got to the camper, I had him measure the area where the couch is at. Width and length! When we got back to the apartment, we went to sons bunk beds and measured the mattresses on it. Can you believe it was the exact same size as the opening where the couch is at? The couch only has cushions for arms. Other than that, if folds down like a futon. Flat! We took apart the bunk beds, threw an older mattress on the floor and that is where son slept for the last week we were in the apartment. We took the newer, better twin mattress and brought it to the camper and placed it on top of the couch.
I am using his twin sheets as a way to cover the mattress and couch underneath. It does slip a little bit, but we just push it back toward the wall. It does require me to straighten up the area every day so that it is not junky looking. We take the comforter and just fold it and place it on the side and place all the other pillows around to provide cushion for our backs. I was also able to bring in a few throw pillows that I had made for sons room last year. He absolutely loves anything about the Titanic, so I had to make his room more nautical themed last year. I also wanted to make sure that he had something that would remind him of home! We thought it was important that we brought his things into the camper to help make him a little space. This is where he sleeps and where he will sit to watch TV with us at night. He still has his legos and will play on the living room floor with them and then clean them up. He will go back to our room and play on his tablet or 3DS. We let him go into our room to play and watch his shows so that he feels like he has privacy and doesn’t need to be right up under us 24/7.
I also took down the padded, bolted-in borders that framed the windows. They just do not work for us. Its just too much natural light. Over in his little corner, I put chocolate curtains up. Once again, I had 2 panels that were too long. I cut them in half and used the top portions on one window and the bottom portions on the other. They were still a little too long, so I just pulled them up and over the top and pinned them in place. It looks like a little puff at the top. Lol As soon as I get my sewing machine from storage, I am going to hem the bottoms and change them up a little. But for now, this is what sons corner looks like!
Thank you for reading. Have a fantabulous Sunday. Hopefully your weather is better than ours. I’m off to go help clean the black tanks and the filter on the air conditioner!
The Perpetual Campers