Sunday, August 30, 2009

May the Force Be With You...or not

We spent all of Saturday afternoon moving Luke into his own room. And by "We" I mean Sam moved the guest bed to another room, took apart Luke's bed, carried it to the new room, put it back together and then carried the dresser while I watched. I did yell out a few commands, but other than that, I stood back and looked pretty.

Luke has been sharing a room with Ryan since Ryan was born. He has been a good sport about it but Ryan has a terrible habit of waking up in the night crying (which Sam and I ignore) or waking up too early (which Sam and I ignore by turning on both bathroom fans to drown him out.) It wakes Luke up and he inevitably ends up in our bed. Since he sleeps sideways, we have been forced to put him in his own room.

Initially, I told Luke I was going to buy him this Star Wars bedding from PBK since he is obsessed with Star Wars:


Darling, yes, but expensive as all get-out. Oh and did I mention that we told him we would buy him a bunk bed too? So Sam and I start looking at Costco online--I wanted this one--but still pretty pricey when you have to pay shipping. And I don't think I could put the blue Star Wars bedding on a blue bunk bed.

Then I find this one--perfect but still a lot of money.


So we head to Ikea. We come this close to buying this bad-boy.

Then I convince Sam that I need to sleep on it. (Not literally!)

I start to freak about the cost of buying two sets of PBK Star Wars bedding sets. I call my sister Ashey in a panic. She quickly googles Star Wars bedding and finds this set at Target:

I head to Target to take a look. Luke and his friend declare it awesome.


I decide I can't live with the cheap polyester feel and ugly graphics. What can I say--I'm a total snob--I get it from Sam.

Back to square one. I throw my hands up and decide we are just moving his bed downstairs with his current baseball bedding. He hates baseball. Bygones.

Once it is in, we start moving his tupperwares of Transformers and Ninja turtles. He tells me he no longer likes Transformers. I say what about the Ninja turtles--turns out they are dead to him too. Right then and there I told him we weren't getting the Star Wars bedding, seeing as he will probably hate Star Wars in 6 months. He said "Okay" like he didn't even care. Then I told him he wasn't getting a bunk bed either. The next words out of his mouth were "can I have Dino nuggets for lunch?" Turns out after all that, he doesn't care about the bunk bed or the bedding.

Now, I figure I got about $1500 dollars to spend somewhere. We'll talk kitchen next...

17 comments:

Pandy said...

This sounds so familiar. Believe it or not Jon has insisted on keeping some of his DinoRiders and He Men. However, Jon didn't (and still doesn't) care what he sleeps on. He use to sleep in his clothes on top of his bed so he didn't have to get dressed or make his bed in the morning. I think he might still do that.

I hope you're loving this about Luke. Boys just don't care. Give
em a nugget and some fries (or Snickerdoodles) and they're happy.

Don't think for a minute you can expect the same with GIRLS!

Mandee said...

Dear Brooke,

And our parallel universe continues.

I just told Aaron tonight that I was moving Max into his own roon because I am so tired of hearing him fight with Charlie.

So, I've been on PB Kids and ebay looking for bedding. I paused on the Star Wars bedding. And made a mental note to go to Ikea tomorrow night.

And then right before I go to close the laptop, I decide to check my reader one more time, and read this post. I wish we were next door neighbors.

But back to bunkbeds... I just don't know if I can go through with it!

The Mostess said...

You should buy $1500 worth of crappy Dino Nuggets. He clearly likes them....for now.

Liz said...

So true....Parker has been asking for the PB star wars bedding. He's a snob like me. Not happening.

Jen F. said...

These boys just don't get our vision do they? So fickle. I have the same problem so my boys' room is an eclectic mix of cars, planes and pirates. I thought I couldn't live with that at first. Turns out I can....especially when I can spend the money on me instead.

Jill said...

Hilarious! I think you dodged a heinous Star Wars shaped bullet in this exchange!

Kimmie said...

Im probably a bigger PBK "snob"...sadly, everyone of our 6 beds except one has pottery barn bedding. I know, Im pathetic! It is so not the "name" for me, they have just pinned down my style to a T! I can never settle for the cheap polyester, tacky art sets...I always end up getting the much too expensive PBK sets (at least I wait until they are on sale)!

Amy said...

Get use to him not caring. I keep waiting for Colton to care about something. You know, like if he does his hair in the morning to go to school. Or if he puts deodorant on so he doesn't smell like a barn. These are not small things! I keep telling him that some day when he finally does care, it will be too late. That the girls will already know he's the stinky kid with bad hair! Good luck.

Jen F. said...

NEVER give up blogging. sometimes your posts are what get me through the day!! :)

Amy M. said...

That is so me. I stress and stress about such things to find out that in the end, the kid doesn't even care.
Let me know what you end up doing with Luke's room. Sam's needs a makeover.

Em said...

When you had the picture of the Ikea bed and then said you'd sleep on it, I thought you meant literally. In that second, it didn't surprise me that you talked yourself out of it. (I love Ikea, but their furniture compared to PB? No way.)

Your son's future reputation may be glad you forewent the Star Wars bedding.

But what a loving mother you are! Going to all that trouble and worry. YOU deserve the nuggets.

brooke said...

Em--I was afraid people would think i meant literally sleep on the bunk bed. No, I alwasy sleep on big decisions and see how I feel the moment I wake up. That's how I knew I could marry Sam....

This is a big decision, kind of like marriage--If I'm going to marry a bunk bed, I have to love it.

Ashley said...

I don't blame you for not wanting the Target shiz. That sort of snobbery is why your house looks a lot better than mine. (And bc you don't live in a crappy duplex with a bunch of hand-me-down furniture. My place blows.)

Linde said...

Ah, decorating the kid's rooms. I do think boys are easier in that they really do not care. That is a nice feature since sports cost so much later on down the road. :)

A Happy Heart Blog said...

All that work and he wants Dinos! Very cute story Brooke! I agree that pBK is expensive, a lot of cute stuff though. I have looked their several times lately looking for stuff for the boys when they are born. Luckily Target seems to be doing the trick for us! Take care! Michelle :)

Corinne said...

oh that is too funny. i am in the middle of moving camree into her big girl room and i am having the same problem!

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