I have a five year old kiddo. That’s crazy. I feel like I am about 22 years old (fine, I usually feel like an awkward teenager), so having a 5 year old just doesn’t jive with that. But clearly I am a mom, and all moms should pay attention to their kiddos’ rooms from time-to-time. I kind of failed at that recently when I totally forgot to hang up in my son’s room this frame/shelf combo for a map I created a few months ago.
But once I remembered, I enlisted my son’s help in getting the job done. The best wall for the framed map is above my cutie’s bed, so we had to remove these airplane stickers.
Lately my son’s been saying he wants to be a pilot so there was a mini-breakdown when the airplane decals came off the wall. All was better when I told him they could go in a new spot in the corner of his room. And he was even more excited to be the one to remove them and stick them up in their new home (I did a little straightening when he wasn’t looking, of course).
Then we worked on hanging the framed map. We decided to try hanging it with the 3M locking sticky things:
I’ll just tell you now that the box states that you should not use the stickies to hang items above the bed and also does not contemplate hanging anything as big as this map. But I put these instructions in the category of “rules okay to be broken”. We stuck on four stickies and then followed the rest of the directions in hopes this thing would stay on the wall. Luckily, it has held up great, even after some hard-core tugging from my kids and loading the thing up with books.
We also did a few other things to help “big-boy” up his room (dude, he’s five!) so got rid of some old stuffed animals and toys and added in a few new pillows and a throw from Ikea.
So far I’ve not seen the pillows make it back onto his bed, but did catch the kids using them in a (friendly) pillow fight. Both the kids and the pillows held up great. So with these updates, I think we are done with this room for a while, or at least until the begging for bunk beds gets so loud we finally give in…
Anyone else totally forget the follow-through on a project? Or hit up Ikea for some of their awesome pillow-fight-friendly pillows? Or break the 3M rules when hanging pics? Hmm, I’d better make sure that noise upstairs isn’t another pillow fight in the works…