Two bedrooms

This is a weekend I don’t have Mason, he’s with his Dad until Monday.  I slept in today because we were at Children’s hospital until almost 11pm (3 hour wait).  Mason has the flu and was vomiting non stop throughout the day so his Dad wanted to get him checked out.  He seems much better today!

As I woke up at 10:30am (finally a decent sleep in!) I heard the rain pouring outside and thought it was best to stay in bed, read the 7 books I got from the library and just have a jammy day.  My house is in immaculate condition as I’ve spent the first week of January really tidying and organizing.  I am normally a very tidy and organized person but there were a few items on my to do list that I was avoiding so I finally tackled them.

When Mason and I moved into our new home together, I opted to his crib in my room as it was a huge master.  The came the toddler bed and I never moved him into the second bedroom which was created as a great playroom.  I had my reasons; it was a cold room (if you shut the door there is no heat), it was his playroom and of course the biggest reason, I didn’t want him to sleep in another room on the other side of the suite (which is a bit of a distance as the suite is 1000+sq ft. 

At Mason’s other house, the home he was born into, he’s always had his room and his Dad was not a fan of co-sleeping.  We used a baby monitor to be able to listen to Mason when he needed something. 

This isn’t the case here and while I always put him into his own bed for bedtime, more often than not he wakes in the middle of the night and wants to sleep with me.  Personally, I have no objections with Mommy/Son snuggles in the night.  Mainly because I only get him 50% of the time and I cherish every moment I can get with him.  There are times where I just need a better sleep (and his little body is squished up against me pushing me off the edge) where I’ll scoop him up and he’ll sleep the remainder of the night/morning in his bed. 

Today I woke up and while I wanted to spend the day in bed, my mind doesn’t quite agree with my body’s desire to relax.  So within 15 mins of said decision, I had made a new one.  I wanted to move my bedroom furniture around, this was actually a thought I had last year but never got the motivation to do it.

I love change,  I love making things look new and I like new environments and by moving furniture around, you get a whole new look to a room.  And what better time to do it than the start of a new year!  My other reasoning behind moving the furniture was doing some research on Feng shui. 

Wikipedia says:

Feng shui (/ˌfʌŋ ˈʃweɪ/ ( listen) fung-shway,[1] formerly /ˈfʌŋ ˌʃuːi/ fung-shoo-ee;[2] Chinese: 風水, pronounced [fɤ́ŋ ʂwèi]) (or Fung shui) is a Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both Heaven (Chinese astronomy) and Earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi.[3] The original designation for the discipline is Kan Yu (simplified Chinese: 堪舆; traditional Chinese: 堪輿; pinyin: kānyú; literally: Tao of heaven and earth).[4]

In the past year I have become a lot more spiritual due to experiences in my life that I am not yet ready to share with you.  As a whole, I wanted to rid my life of any negative energy and even went to a therapist that studied a specialized therapy (sorta like Reiki) to rid my body of negativity (not sure if it worked…) so next was the home.

I had read two things that stuck in my mind:

  1. Your bed should never be up against a wall with a window unless the window is completely covered.
  2. Your foot board or bottom of the bed should never lead to a door.

My room used to look like this:


*Door behind me when this picture was taken.

And funny enough, I love this layout and if it wasn’t for Feng shui, I’d keep it like that.  But due to these beliefs and my desire for change, I am moving stuff around!

With a closet and entry door being on the same wall and a windowed wall, leaves two walls.  The old way and now the new way, so ultimately I only have one way I can move the bed.

So I proceed.  I vacuum the dust bunnies who mated under the bed and find random hair ties on the floor.  I’m starting to like this idea.  I move my art on the walls and place Mason’s ‘space’ at the foot of my bed.  Before, his little toddler bed was up against a wall, however now, that isn’t possible and his bed looks funny in the space.

I survey the room.  By shifting everything over, I’ve created a huge space.  It’s not really what I wanted.  Mason’s area looks out of place.

So I get thinking, maybe it’s time to move him out and give him a real room here.  So I drag his bed out, bedding and stuffies and survey the room once again.  It’s clean and feels a lot bigger.  We’ll see how I feel tomorrow.

Here it is..the new ‘no child’ bedroom:

* Door to the Left

* Door is behind me on my right

What you don't see is a giant area of space at the foot of my bed.

My bedroom makeover is complete!

Can't say the same for Mason's room.

His playroom used to look like this:

Behind me is a wall (with door) and another door (leading into the Landlord's house) behind the door to my suite so it creates this little nook that isn't accessible unless Mason's door is shut.

I drag the toddler bed into Mason’s [former] playroom which at first glance, is quite full with toys.  I never wanted him to have this much and am a bit disappointed that he was so much.  But I remind myself that he still has a lot of baby toys that he still plays with.  It may be time to downgrade the playthings.

Again, only 3 walls in this room to move things around.  One wall has a recess in it which is perfect for his drawers.  He has a giant playhouse that sits in the corner and then a little table set (from my childhood) and toy storage.  Hmmm there isn’t much room to move anything.  I need the drawers and not sure I’m ready to give up the playhouse.  I guess I could put it outside but I’m not sure he’d play with it then.

What it looks like now: (clockwise from the my suite entry door)

So this will be a second project…creating a beautiful room for Mason (with less toys). 

Mason will be back here on Monday night and I will show him my room (devoid of his stuff) and his new room with his bed.  And from there we will see if he’s excited to have a big boy room with his bed or if he’ll be back in with me on a permanent basis lol.

I’m fine with it either way.

For now.

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