There were several motivating factors behind working on the hidey-hole again this week. One, the Mister was out of town again. Two, the boys discovered the Bey Blades cartoon on Netflix, and this inspired them to play with their Bey Blades and ask for even more Bey Blades. [Our response: LOLz! No. They have enough Bey Blades, and if the interior of their closet didn’t look like an agitated snow globe, they might discover they already have plenty.] Three, I was so close to finishing it that I knew if I didn’t do it soon I never would. It looked good enough where I could let it slide for a few months/years, and while letting things slide is my specialty, I’m trying to develop a new skill set.
There isn’t much to say about the closet interior, so I’ll keep it brief. The cubbies hold socks, underwear, uniform shirts, and sports apparel. The bottom three cubbies have some cars and action figures.
I asked Mikey to put this old bat of his in the garage but he said he didn’t want it because it was a girl’s bat. Apparently, it’s pink. It’s not pink. It’s a faded red, but it makes no difference to him. I told him we could always keep it in the closet for self defense and he was all over that plan. The color of a bat makes no difference when you are defending the castle. I’ll hang it on a side wall with a bat hook so it stays out of the way.
When the boys are a little older, this top shelf will hold deodorant, cologne, and a mens valet. For now, they have some memorabilia and a flashlight.
It didn’t escape the eagles eyes of a few of you last week that I store the boys’ light sabers, guns, and swords in an old wrapping paper tub from Rubbermaid. Sticker’s still on, and will stay on because it’s an old Rubbermaid tub stuffed with weapons sitting in a closet. Keeping it classy. If you don’t have a closet that can hold a tub like this, consider the Rubbermaid under-bed sweater tubs. That’s what I used before to store all their weapons. If you wants something out and attractive, look at large umbrella stands.
Here’s the other side of the closet. I still have to purge everything you see hanging. The TV we are donating to the annual juvenile Diabetes garage sale and the frames I’m hanging on the wall once I have some pictures printed.
When I showed the boys’ their closet I received a deafening round of golf claps. In others words, they really didn’t care. Then they realized they could hide in there (um, duh!) so they spent the rest of the afternoon playing Secret Agent and Spy Man. I wish Mikey would have let me take a picture of him wearing a clip-on tie with his skater t-shirt, sport coat, aviators, and fedora. Nico wore a pilot’s hat and those aggressive looking razor sunglasses guys wear, except his had Spider Man on the sides.
They played for hours with Mikey leading the charge (of course). At one point they reached a critical point in their mission and, thanks to Nico insisting on carrying an enormous Nerf gun, their cover was almost blown. Mikey, who wisely chose to carry the more discrete Cad Bane mini Blaster, told Nico that if he wanted to go on another mission with him he was going to have to be smart and carry a weapon that isn’t as big as he is. “We’re Secret Agents, Nico. Secret Agents. We can’t do anything secret if everyone sees you coming.”
This post was part of The William Morris Project, a weekly series that details the steps I am taking to create an intentional home. You can see more of my goals and completed projects here. To learn more about this project, start here.
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