A bunch of bunk

There are many positives and negatives to having twins (especially twins which are your first, last and only children).  One thing that is both a positive and a negative is that you only need to use most items once.

Case in point is beds.  We purchased convertible cribs, meaning, in theory, each could be used as a crib, toddler bed, and full sized bed.  But since there are no little siblings waiting in the wings to use the same items, we’ve been, shall we say, in less than a hurry to move them on to the next stage.

Mostly because taking apart and transforming these things is not what I would call a fun way to spend a couple of hours.

The other day, we finally figured it was time to move them out of their toddler beds.  Our first indication was that they were able to sleep while touching both ends of the bed.  Not wanting to stunt their growth, we thought about purchasing full beds and using the headboard portion of their convertible beds.  However, since we actually wanted the space to be able to turn around in their room, we figure we needed an alternate solution.

Enter the bunk bed.

If you’ve ever looked at bunk beds, you know that there are endless choices, but most look as if the top bunk could be used a training facility for Acapulco cliff divers.  Since this may not be the best pastime for a couple of 5 year olds, we looked for the most compact bunk beds we could find.

And nothing says “compact” like Ikea.

In fact I think “Ikea” is Swedish for “compact.”  Or was it Swedish for “particleboard”?

No particleboard here.  “Ikea” must be Swedish for
“ability-to-pack-furniture-in-a-box-without-space-
for-even-a-molecule-of-air”

Here’s where the box threw up its contents

And after my anal-retentive side organized them.

J helped me with disassembly

And this is the spot J wore in the wood.
See a previous post for an explanation.

After 5 years of use, the well worn cribs/beds can finally rest.

So, a mere 2 hours 15 minutes later:

And yes, my son does say “Oh my gracious!”
Twice.
We’re having him fitted for his all-white,
Colonel Sanders suit later this week.

They look so small

K even took advantage of the bed for a Sunday nap.

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4 Comments on “A bunch of bunk”

  1. vivienne hubbell Says:

    Oh my gracious, what fun !!! Don’t worry, they will fill them up all to soon for your taste !!

  2. carpoolqueen Says:

    What cracks me up is that A ran right to the top bunk, effectively claiming it, and there was not a peep of dissent from J.

    In our house it would have been all out war.

    • imnotned Says:

      Well, in anticipation of that, we gave names to each bed. The top is “The Tent” and the bottom is “The Cave.” We then rotate who gets to choose first each night. When it’s his turn to pick, J has always chosen The Cave, while A has chosen The Tent, which, obviously, works out well. Of course, last night A threw us a curveball and asked for The Cave, but J dutifully climbed the ladder.

  3. quotation marks Says:

    Now how come I didn’t get a call for the assembly project????? I’m such a handy guy. I love tools. I’m just not sure which end to use sometimes.


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