The bedroom of my four year old son, Bam-Bam, is filled with legos, dinosaurs, little people, light sabers, big trucks and footballs.
Very different from the dolls, purses, and earrings that adorn both of my daughters’ rooms.
I’m lying on his twin sized bed right now in the wee hours of the morning, after leaving my large california king sized bed. Bam-Bam came into my bed around 4am, and my deep sleep was stalemated.
I was tired of getting kicked every time Bam-Bam turned over, and listening to Mountain Man snore, so I decided to go to Bam-Bam’s quiet and empty twin bed in his bedroom.
His khaki colored duvet covered with large red, olive green, and blue dinosaurs is covering me, and a stack of his clean laundry is at the foot of the bed waiting to be put away.
Directly in front of the bed is an old desk and matching hutch. This furniture was handed down from Bam-Bam’s uncle, and is still in top notch condition. The desk was purchased several decades ago when manufacturers were still using real wood to make furniture.
On the wall east of the desk are two navy blue framed prints. The print on the left has a football resting on a blue shelf with a silver whistle to the right. There is a red banner that says FOOTBALL behind the football, and the background for the whole print is yellow.
Hanging to the right of the football print is a framed print of a basketball resting on a yellow shelf. There is a silver whistle resting on a red book labeled “sports” next to it and a green banner that says BASKETBALL behind the basketball on a blue background.
To the right of the prints are beautiful white plantation shutters protecting this room from being flooded with the rays of the morning sun.
Hanging on a nail above the shutters is a AAA Disneyland lanyard that Bam-Bam received on our recent spring break trip to Disneyland in Anaheim. The lanyard has two Disney pins on it including one featuring Lightning McQueen from the Cars movie and one featuring Lilo and Stitch.
On the North wall of the room is Bam-Bam’s closet. The sliding closet doors are painted white, and one of the doors is slid all the way open revealing an overflowing closet.
There is a toy box on the wooden floor of the closet bulging with little people toys and blankets. There are clothes on the wooden rod that belong to me because my closet is not quite big enough. 🙂 I see two bags to the left of the clothes including a chocolate brown harveys seatbelt bag and a slightly larger shiny black leather bag, suitable for housing a laptop.
On the white wooden shelf above the wooden clothes rod are binders and accordion files of important files and baby books.
To the right of the white closet is a chest of drawers that is painted bright blue with the fronts of the seven drawers, painted baby blue. The knobs on the drawers are painted the same bright blue as the rest of the wooden dresser.
My Mom painted this dresser when Bam-Bam was born, and it has been well used every day since.
To the right of the dresser is the white painted door to Bam-Bam’s room. The door has gold doorknobs.
On the ceiling in Bam-Bam’s room is a circular ceiling light with drawings from outer space painted on its glass face. There is a large drawing of Saturn with a rocket flying past it, a space ship whizzing around some stars, and a drawing of the bright sun shining on the left side of the light.
When we turn off the lights at night, the spaceships, sun, and planets all glow in the dark. It is just about the coolest ceiling light I have ever seen.
The morning light shining through the shutters now is getting stronger, and I can hear the rumble of cars beginning their morning commute, going past my house. Its about 7am, and time to start my Tuesday, with a little less sleep than I was hoping for last night. 🙁 Oh well.
Onward and upward.