You may remember this cool bunkbed that Mitch built for the kids last year:
Well, for a while now we had a different idea we wanted to try. Mitch finally got a chance to work on it (the weather has been very cooperative). I'm excited about it! The colorful bunk bed below was given to us by the Emerson's. It has a twin over a full. Micah and Malachi had been sleeping on the bottom on a mattress just on the floor for a long time. It worked, but we wanted to explore different sleeping arrangements. We gave the mattress away, moved Eden out of the boys' room and temporarily into the baby room (in the cool car bed), and moved Micah into a twin size bunk bed. Malachi, surprisingly enough, is actually sleeping in his own bed--yay!! Micah is a *little* sad, if you can believe that, and is asking for another baby brother to sleep with. Good grief! :)
I think converting a twin over full bunk bed like this is a helpful idea for other families with many small children (and maybe not so much space). Josh will eventually grow too big for this bed (we can only hope) and graduate to a larger bed, but it will work for another year probably.
I think Mitch did a great job.
For the record, *I* don't plan on painting the wood to match the rest of the bunk. No thank you. It sleeps the same whether painted or unpainted!
I don't think any of our sleeping arrangements around here are ever meant to last very long. :) Mitch and I have had our bedroom in every room of this house except the sewing room (that would be 5 bedrooms, the office, and both living rooms--although one was only briefly). That is to say, we switch rooms around often. Patrick is lucky he hasn't had his bed switched on him mid-year! LOL.
Sometimes you've got to sleep wherever you can find a place. This one is awfully popular for sure!