Boy turns 5: gets new bed!
So after much debate, and rapid emailing, and round the world on-line searches, and hopeful starts and false turns, and two generous offers of twins (thanks Jan and Robin!), we found a full size bed on Craigslist, went to LA to see it, bought it, somehow got it all loaded onto David’s truck (thanks David!), then unloaded again and set up (thanks again to David and Auntie Laurie!)–and the boy who celebrates his birthday today still doesn’t know! Talk about a BIG surprise!
If you want it new ($800 plus tax and no mattress), it can be ordered here or just about anywhere–it seems standard in the typical catalogue most stores carry. It’s more challenging and time consuming to search for something used but by persevering, we were able to buy something very nice at a price we could better afford: $400 for the loft, desk, mattress, a matching dresser, and a matching lamp (all of it new would have probably cost closer to $1500).
It’s a lot easier on the earth as well to reuse, recycle, regift than to constantly be consuming new new new!
UPDATE–Birthday Boy Bedtime: He loves it!! He says: It’s soooo awesome! The smile on his face will warm me for years.
Know anybody who needs a really nice convertible crib? Make you a good deal! Comes highly recommended! It’ll last you up to 5 years!