Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Finally! The Redecorated Learning Space!
I'm so excited--not to mention a geek. What began as me rearranging the furniture one day turned into a near-total redecoration effort. We have painted our entire basement this nice cheery yellow, revamped our white-board space with a huge 4x6 ft white-board, some new cubbies, a rearranged play space (unfortunately the kids have to share a bit of space with the elliptical for now), and a new drawing board for Mom's artwork and a computer desk where both kiddos can sit at the same time and not fuss over who has more space in front of the screen. It took a good month, but everything that needed to go has been thinned out, sold in yard sales, delivered to Goodwill or pitched. The school books are neatly placed in their cubbies, awaiting our first week of school, which will begin Monday. Last night I enjoyed stocking the kids' pencil boxes with new writing tools, a roll of tape for each of them (why do kids love tape so much?), sticky notes, silly putty (to keep idle hands busy during read-aloud time), scissors and erasers. I will look back on this week with a certain wonder...I don't think my house has ever been, or ever again will be this clean and organized. I knew I had better get photos as proof!