Monday, January 5, 2009

A defining moment

Over the weekend, Ethan -- who turns 4 in a couple of weeks -- got his first real "big boy" bed from a cousin who has decided he's too old for it. It's about 4 feet off the ground with a ladder for access and a slide for a quick exit. Underneath is a fort. Ethan and I put it together on Saturday night, and on Sunday he and I headed to the store to outfit the new bed. Heather wasn't involved in either activityv"because forts are for boys." He chose a "Transformers" theme with a "Spiderman" extra pillowcase "just in case, Daddy." In addition, he decided he needed posters for his wall, and we purchased Monster Trucks, Marvel Comics with the "Fantastic Four" (a new favorite), the movie "Cars," and a "Spiderman" to round it out. He was disappointed they were out of "Transformers" posters, but confidently told me "we can just check another store, Daddy." When we got home, I couldn't help but notice the now discarded Little Tykes blue race car bed sitting in the hall awating a sale on Craigs List. But what really hit me was when we took down the Disney pictures from the wall. Gone are Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan. Ethan insisted on placing his new posters where he wanted. He's also now insisting on picking out his own clothes. Wow....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What kind of mattress do you use for this bed? We just bought our son the same one and we're now in the market for a mattress.