We decided to keep the slide inside the house. The weather will wear it out easily if we leave it in the garden. Since there is a slide inside the house, I decided to define the play area.
This area is where the TV for the living room is supposed to be. Hubby wants to put a TV there for the longest time but I keep on resisting. If we put a TV there, I am sure there will be big changes on how we do things in the house. Most likely our play time will be lessened because we will all be glued to the screen. Less rolling and running and more sitting and sitting. Without a TV in the living room, we have no choice but to play, play and play. If Franco wants to watch TV, he has to go to our room, turn on the TV and adjust the old school antenna. We are not getting cable TV until a few years from now.
Anywhoot, back to the 2nd play room. What I love about it aside from the gender neutral splash of colors, is the fact that every major piece has a frugal story behind it.
We go the slide from a Japanese thrift shop for only PhP 1700 (or was it PhP 1500?).
The sunflowers are leftover fiesta decors. They were about to be thrown in the trash when Franco had a lightbulb moment and took them home.
The large foam mats are on loan from hubby. He uses them whenever we have friends over for Brazilian jiu-jitsu training.
I made these pom poms..
and decorated the toy box. At first there was no box for his toys. I thought I’d put one so we can teach him about packing away. Well, unfortunately, no luck so far in making him clean up.
Our reading area. Aki is so cute when he sits on the chair. He always insists that one of the three stuffed toys sits with him and pretends to be reading to them. Sometimes, Aki sits on the toys, all three of them and still thinks that they are comfortably listening to his stories. When he reads, you will see him clapping, pointing and trying to make eye contact with his dolls.Funny boy! The yellow chair is a prize from Momstoday. The old cigar box that I got from my lola’s house seems out of place but I like that it adds character since it is from the 70’s.
A couple of stuff that describes Aki are on display. I got the hangers for 6 pieces for 100 pesos from a bangketa vendor. The vendor was walking along Shaw and was ahead of me. He said he will get caught if he stops so we were walking, him on street, me on the sidewalk, thru out the transaction. Nakatawad pa ako ng isang hanger
South N@wies, our house is playdate-ready!