Now that my girls are getting older, we decided to get them new beds. The bunk beds were fine for when they were younger but we felt that they now need a more substantial mattress and a more ‘grown-up’ bed. We took a trip to IKEA and decided on a bed that we all liked.
Once the flats had been delivered, my husband set out to build the beds. He used our dining table to set out the things required to join the planks.
We chose beds that have three drawers at the bottom thus giving the girls more space to store their clothing. My husband began with these before building the frame of the bed.
My youngest daughter was my husband’s assistant for the day. Not only did she hold planks in place but she learned the task of figuring out how to put the pieces together.
My daughter became quite adept at reading the pictorial instructions that IKEA gives to the customers. She also came to enjoy the task of screwing the wooden pieces together.
I am grateful to have a husband that is handy – and who enjoys doing these tasks around our home. In addition, I am thankful that he is willing to show our daughters how to tackle the task of putting furniture together.
What have you been grateful for this week?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
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