Since I'm no longer working, a home office just for me is not really necessary. Skip has his own office upstairs. I had actually intentionally wanted an office in the middle of everything so I could be close to Thomas and cook dinner simultaneously. The office connects to the kitchen and through those French doors into the other French doors is Thomas' bedroom.
Well, now this office has become a playroom. It still has some office features - a giant desk in the middle is the pretty obvious one. However, I was thinking this would be a place Thomas could study or do craft projects. And it would make an ideal fort! Or I could just set up my laptop there and blog - like I'm doing right now! If I am fortunate enough to get into nurse practitioner school this year, I can go in there and study and he can play. It's still connected to the kitchen so I can make meals and be close.
It is definitely a work in progress and I want to do some decorating. In the mean time, this is what I pulled together last night.
Skip and I both bet on the basket full of plastic Easter eggs. And indeed, we were right! They are almost spheres and he is just obsessed with anything spherical. Although, the shopping cart of spheres was the next item - he's already been playing with those for a week but the basket I just pulled out of storage last night.
I stocked 7 of the 8 drawers in the room with toys - on the right are his homemade domino blocks - they blend in with the drawer.
In the corner I stacked more blocks by his barn - and the photo reminded me to put plug covers there too!
One last view - see that airplane on the far right? Thomas pushes it up to that counter, stands on it, and tries to turn on the fax machine. It's turned off but he sure thinks he's "hot stuff". Also to the right is the connection to the kitchen.
This was a fun project and it gives me the chance to do even more fun projects to decorate. I'll keep you posted as to what I do for decorations. Don't forget the giveaway is going on now - 1 week to go!
Giveaway rules: For every comment you leave on this blog or T Rex Tales (starting with the March 16th postings), I will give you one chance to win a custom, handmade item in the fashion of any of these items: toddler pants, toddler shorts, or spring blanket. If you currently are or become a follower of either of the blogs, I will double your chances of winning. You can comment as much as you want per posting but only one per person per posting counts. Giveaway closes Wednesday, March 25th. I will post the winner on Thursday, March 26th on T Rex Mom and Dad Tales.
Lastly, Thomas is finally starting to feel better. I think the antibiotics are kicking in. I am so glad. He has been so unhappy and such a handful - both of which I certainly don't enjoy. Luckily, I think the aliens might have returned my little boy last night! Good thing because this room was what he woke up to!