Becka's Babble

Ramblings of a Romance Writer

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Can You Say "Deep Hurting?"

So my hubby and I went out yesterday on the prowl for some new beds for our kids. We have four of them, aged 7, 6, 5, & 3 (who will be 4 in 10 days). The two younger kids were still in toddler beds, and the two older kids shared a queen. (My 5 year old is very short and petite for her age, so the toddler bed still "fit" her.)

Anyhow, we visited a whole bunch of furniture stores yesterday and finally ended up going back to the first store we went to. We ended up buying the kids two sets of bunk beds, however, we only made "one" set of them into bunks. This is because three of the girls share one room, and the boy has a room all to himself. So we made the other set of bunk beds into single beds. We did this because we wanted all the beds to match.

And trying to find a triple bunk bed for our three girls was very hard. All they had were the "barracks" style bunks, the bunk on top of a bunk on top of a bunk. But eeww. We didn't want that.

Then we thought about getting a triple bunk that was "L" shaped, with two bunks and a loft bed that had a desk underneath. But trying to find one at the local furniture stores was slim to none. We wanted them that day, not order them online and wait two weeks, not to mention pay exorbitant amounts of $$ for the shipping charge...

So we compromised, buying two sets of the same bunks (for a great price, I might add) and just made single beds out of the second set. Let me tell you, these beds are huge compared to what they had before! It's a defining moment when you buy your "babies" twin-sized beds, let me tell you.

So because of this. DH and I are all sore today. Of course the beds needed to be assembled. Yesterday we went shopping, bought the beds, assembled the beds, rearranged the rooms, and then went out late at night to the local Target and Fred Meyer to buy bedsheets. The poor kids didn't go to bed until around 11pm. But I think they had a lot of fun sleeping in their brand new beds. If you want to look at pictures, you can visit my hubby's Flickr account and see for yourself. I love the Tinkerbell and Pirates bedsheets!!! :D

Bunk Bed Pics!



At 6:46 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Love them!

I adore the princess room! Which girl gets her 'own' (not stacked) bed?

sorry you are in pain, sounds like a nice warm bath is in order.

At 12:13 AM , Blogger Becka said...

Simone, my youngest daughter, gets the single bed. We've been promising bunk beds to our older girls for so long, that it wasn't even a question who would get the single bed. But she wasn't disappointed in the least to have her own bed by itself, as she's been sleeping like that for awhile now, watching her older sisters share the queen-sized bed.

But note to self: only kids can sit on these beds, apparently. DH bought the girls some new shelves and lamps for them to read affixed to the wall above each bed, and he sat on Simone's single bed.


Yup, the frame broke, can you believe that crap?!? It's not made of one long piece of lumber, it's made from many small pieces "glued" together, which is cheaper to make, but also cheapens the integrity of the bed.

However, it was an easy enough fix--the furniture place gave us a replacement slat no questions asked.

But Jim wasn't going to put up with any bullshit, either, so either way, he was going to walk out of that store with a damn slat!! :P Thankfully, he didn't get any hassle, but it did turn the simple task of putting up shelving and lamps for the girls into an afternoon-long project.


But the bed's all fixed now. No adults allowed.


At 8:10 AM , Blogger bruce said...

Right. Here's the story. I need to find somewhere that sells REALLY cheap mattresses. I've just moved into a new house, but I'm only renting so god knows how long I'll be here. It isn't furnished, but I already have a bed so that isn't important (it's standard double size, by the way). I don't want to spend loads purely because I'll probably just end up throwing it away when I move again.

At 11:02 PM , Anonymous Bedroom furniture said...

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