Toddler Beds

The struggle is real. So, as I mentioned in my previous blog, I planned to get my son a toddler bed yesterday. Time for the big transition. Goodbye crib, hello big boy bed.

We adventured out yesterday, got my macchiato fix, did some shopping, and we bought the toddler bed. They had white or espresso colors to choose from. Nathan’s room is all about deer, cars, and dark furniture. While I would have loved for a grey option, we chose espresso. No big deal, the color fits well.

First I take his crib apart, which felt like an hour. I finally get to the toddler bed, open the box, and there are literally a thousand pieces in there, with a pack of organized screws to make it all come to life. I continue to dig through this box, only to find…no instructions. I just laid the box down, and laid on the pile of bedding from his crib thinking, why?

Lightbulb! I’ve got this. YouTube for the win. So I start this video, which is actually very helpful, and I follow their gracefully guided steps to help me through this horror (thank a YouTuber today, seriously).

When I first start watching, I’m looking at all of my pieces, and I start to get a little confused. There are a bunch of holes here, there, on every piece. I make it work. Finally, after thirty minutes of just trying to get all eleven of the slats on, I have a frame. Happy dance time!

With only two pieces left to go, which are the guard rails, I feel a hole on the bottom bar to secure the piece to the bed. Sure, no problem. At this point, I’m at the finish line and I’m hurrying because it’s literally one a.m. in the morning. I look at the bed frame, my huge achievement that I just happy danced too, and I see no holes for any screws whatsoever.

My first thought, I know I did not just spend two hours putting this “no instructions included” bed together, for it to be upside down. I take a break, and work up the nerve to feel on the bottom side of the bed’s bar…

A hole. I just laugh, and laugh some more. Quietly, of course. I’m just thankful that my husband was asleep with our son, and he didn’t have the slightest clue of this disaster.

To finish it tonight or just wait until tomorrow? Still laughing, definitely waiting until tomorrow.

Here we are in this room again, with this mess of a toddler bed. Time to get this thing actually put together.

P.S. – For those who personally know me, also know my patience level with certain things, and in my head I was thinking, “You don’t need his help with this, it’s a toddler bed! Do it girl!”

No girl, don’t do it. & seriously, thank a YouTuber.

It’s the first day of fall! Have a happy weekend!

– raising.arrows.x2 CL

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Hi! I'm Chelsey, a mama of 2 with a love of photography working as a content creator. I've been happily married to the love of my life for 6 years. I utilize life experiences and my social media platforms for influencing, growth, and blogging. My content reflects motherhood, style, tech, outdoor, and lifestyle trends. I look forward to connecting with you!

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