Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

We have a lovely house. However, as the Salad grows bigger, our home seems smaller. So I want to utilize every bit of available space we have for play, without cluttering up our living areas. We keep hula hoops under our couch. We have a chalkboard on our laundry room wall. Our coffee table is now a train table. We have magnetic boards on both side of our kitchen island for our letters and numbers. There needs to be a place for every thing and every thing need to be in its place.

Recently, A and S have become interested in makeup, jewelry, hair accessories and all things ladylike. They brush and brush and brush their hair, then clamp in 17 barrettes, and top it off with a huge bow or headband. They often wear 3 necklaces and 4 bracelets. I saw A wearing a homemade beaded anklet the other day. The problem is, we don't have a designated space for feminine accoutrement, so we have Tupperware of jewelry and our "makeup" aka chap stick, perfume and hand cream strewn about our kitchen.

Usually, after they doll themselves up, they ask me for a lift so they can see themselves in the bathroom mirror. The other day, as A asked me to pick her up so she could apply chap stick, I had an epiphany. They need a mirror in their bedroom! And a space for jewelry! I set to work picking out a spot in their room where a mirror could fit horizontally, so all 3 could sit in front of it. Then I cleared off the floor in half of their closet to put their jewelry boxes and hair accessories on the floor for easy access. Voila! New play space! Within minutes, the girls had M seated in the "hairdresser's chair" and were spritzing his head with detangler. He was being such a good sport, that when they came to me asking for eye shadow, I had to give them some. Sadly, I didn't get a picture of the finished product, but trust me when I tell you, M wears his eye makeup like a man.

1 comment:

  1. haha omg so cute!!! great idea!