May 2010Rarely do I post about the same thing on this blog and my other blog, Mamma May I. However, on occasion there are subjects that integrate both my house and child.
Our 2.5 year old is now setting the table and getting some of her snacks on her own. To facilitate this new found independence I moved all her dishes to a lower cabinet. I installed a rolling basket from The Container Store for easy access and organization. Our cabinets were not well designed for holding pots, pans, etc but this basket made the space easier to use. I'm thinking of getting more for the rest of the lower cabinets.
Watching P grab her dishes today I thought back to a time when she use to play in that same cabinet. Before she was able to walk, P would pull everything out of there and fiddle with it while I cooked. Looking at the picture from 2008 I remember feeling like we hadn't quite moved in despite being here for a year. I felt like everything was still in boxes and the spaces of the house had not yet been defined.
I look at the second picture of the same place from today and I see how much more we've made this house our own. There are spaces that are still undefined but at least we have an idea of what we will be doing with them in the future. Other spots seem to constantly be in transition and now I know why. Our child is constantly in transition and her needs for these spaces continue to change. This little nook is a case in point.
Labels: kid space, kitchen