I am very proud of the fact that despite wanting to give up due to severe frustration several times, yesterday I put together the boys bunks on my own. I am a very stubborn person. If someone says I will need help to do something or that I should get someone else to do it, I have to prove to myself that I can do it myself. I like the idea of being independent and intelligent enough to work out this kind of stuff on my own.
When I opened the box and found at least six different kinds of screws I admit I panicked a little. And upon realizing the instructions were less than helpful and consisted of a small blury drawing I was ready to admit defeat. But as soon as Trent messages the magic words “just wait until I get home and I will do it ” my brain went into stubborn I-don’t-need-a-mans-help mode and I was determined to do it.
After messing around for an hour just working out how to get the headboards together I eventually got into a groove. The worst part was screwing all the bolts in with the dreaded Allen key. My fingers are so red and sore now. Every second bolt was just so painful to screw in because the holes obviously hadn’t been pre-drilled big enough.
And because of a slight error I decided it would be a good idea after all to not put the ladder struts in. One because it would stop Noah from being able to get up there and two because I had one of the legs around backwards so you couldn’t actually screw the ladder in properly. But it all worked out in the end lol
Noah slept in his big boy bed last night with no worries at all, he went right to sleep and stayed there all night until 7:30 this morning. I still need to buy a proper mattress for him this week (the one he is on is only a cheap foam one). I also need to build the two draws that go under the bed and organize all the toys, which I will do today.