One of the things Steven and I love most about the home we purchased just over a year ago is the big sunroom that one of the previous owners built onto the original house. It’s bright, spacious, and the moment we saw it, we knew it would be the perfect space for Miss Cadence to have a playroom all her own.
See, here’s the thing…I may not be the tidiest girl on the planet (just ask my hubby, he’ll attest to that), but even I get to the point when the clutter starts making me crazy. And nothing makes me crazier than dozens of toys strewn haphazardly through the house.
Seriously, I can’t even handle it, folks. If you’ve ever been trotting down the stairs carrying a basket full of laundry and stepped square on a Matchbox ice cream truck with your bare foot, you know where I’m coming from. That shit huuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrts!!!
So, one of the items at the very top of my list when we were looking at homes was ample space for Cadence to play and keep her toys organized enough so they couldn’t cause the grownups in the house any bodily damage. And it wasn’t enough for her to just have a room, because let’s face it, sending a kid to Time Out in his/her room when it’s filled with toys? Hell, you may as well just give them a tub full of ice cream and candy to go along with it. No, Cadence’s room would be a place to relax and sleep, a place to keep her clothes and books and maybe a few stuffed animals, and that would be about it. The playroom, which would see most of the action, would be the place for all the toys, games, art supplies, and everything else.
Best decision ever.
Sure Cadence often drags some of her toys to other parts of the house in the midst of her imaginative play, but each day we get to see our little girl’s imagination stretching beyong it’s limits as she soaks up the sunshine in her own little nook of our home. And each night as we’re winding down the day, she makes a clean sweep and puts everything back where it belongs and earns another quarter to put in her piggy bank.
And sometimes she even lets me catch of a glimpse of her on camera as she plays…