Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Kenaz's New Bedroom
Roof shingles are used when building a house, and everything I have built in the last week only got done because of me having shingles. Building rooms and preparing walls for my KidKraft homes are something I can do from my bed, which is where I feel most comfortable right now. This is the second room I worked on. The first room I worked on is a bedroom for Nicole. We will see that one possibly tomorrow. The room below still needs curtains, new bedding, wall shelves, a cute little rug, and lots of toddler accessories. I'm just really happy to have gotten this far. Kenaz has only been waiting three years for a bedroom. It's also nice to get the Ikea set out of the box and into play mode.
After Antoinette picked Kenaz up from preschool, she returned home with the hope of getting him to take a quick nap. Without that nap, the rest of the evening would be a challenge.
"Don't you want to lay down for a few minutes?" (Antoinette)
"No. I want to sit in my chair." (Kenaz)
Kenaz sits in his chair, swinging his little legs.
Kenaz is probably wondering where his crayons are. Antoinette decides to take a different approach.
She climbs into his bed and pretends she is talking to his dinosaur.
"What's that Dino? You want to take a nap with Kenaz? I don't know. I will have to ask him. Hold on a minute. (pause) Kenaz, Dino was wondering if you would take a little nap with him. He told me he's very tired but he needs his buddy." (Antoinette)
"Mommy, you should read him a book." (Kenaz)
"Would you and Dino like to hear one of my famous stories?" (Antoinette)
Kenaz hesitates, but with a little coaxing, Antoinette gets him to take off his shoes and lay down with Dino.
Halfway through the story and Kenaz is fast asleep.
Antoinette keeps telling the story until she is sure he is not going to wake up. She quietly leaves his room
Pleasant dreams, Kenaz.
I'm looking forward to putting the finishing touches on his little room.