May 14, 2009

the family bed . . .

For the last several years Kevin’s room has consisted of a GIANT toy chest, a “top bunk only” bunk bed, and his drum set. A few weeks ago he disassembled said bunk bed and cleaned out his room.

Now, he says, he is ready for bedroom furniture, particularly a bed.

Understandable really, since he has slept in his room . . .
Well, let’s stop and do the math here:
BIRTH to AGE 5 - we did the “family bed” thing so he slept in our room;
AGE 6 to AGE 12 - he slept in his sister’s room on her trundle bed;
AGE 12 ½ to AGE 12 ½ - when Kacey left for college, he slept on his bunk bed intermittently for a few nights (once “sans clothing” just to see what it was like);
AGE 12 to LAST NIGHT - he has been sleeping in his sister’s room on the Sleep Number Amazingly Comfortable Queen Size Throne-Bed, set to “12” so it is like he is sleeping in a bag of really fresh marshmallows.

Out of the last 6,000 days of his life he has slept in his room a grand total of like (drum roll, please) 8 times, and that is counting the times he fell asleep when I sent him to his room and forgot about him.

So, of course, it stands to reason that NOW, with just months left before college, he wants to actually move into his own bedroom. Go figure.

7 comments:

Sara said...

Makes such sense. Goofy boy.

Maybe it has something to do with the girly bedding you bought for Kacey's room?

*Lindsay*Jordan* said...

Don't forget the number of days I visited and made Kevin and or Kevin and Parker sleep in Kevins room.

OUR FAMILY... said...

(once “sans clothing” just to see what it was like)

OHHH I am so going to tease him about that! Thanks for the ammo steph.

~ Stephanie said...

Sara . . . you could be right about the girly bedding and the kiwi walls!

Lin . . . you may have a point, but they never slept in the bed. They either slept in the floor or in the den!

E.T.'s Mom said...

Oh, that's great.

Kacey Leigh said...

I'm with Christina on this one. That may be the most awesome ammo ever...if for nothing else than the fact that he wants to be more like his mommy and daddy. :)

Ashley said...

Do you let your kids take the furniture in their rooms when they move out? Because if so...I'm thinking this is a smart move on his part haha. Except...he'll probably sleep in a dorm with beds provided...but you know...

All college boys need their own blow up mattress. Right?