The lines, the days of the week and the bubbles are permanent. The dates itself as well as the activities are with washable chalkboard markers. It is bright, cute and functional. This was the more Pinterest-er I was talking about. It is useful and fun to look at. My kids have fun spotting their initial and wondering what is on the schedule for them.
With our kids being little, I can get away with bright and cheery decor. They love all of the fun colors, patterns and cute initialed items. I am sure as they get older I will point this out and they will roll their eyes and humor me by looking my way. Heck, they do that now. Although I can usually count on at least one child to get the decorating hoopla that is patterned name magnets.
As you can see, this command center has been broken in quite nicely. It more or less still looks like this. We have had this up for one week. Gavin has gotten over the heartache of using the gray basket. He has his stuffed with soccer gear, his skateboarding helmet, and elbow/knee pads.
I like that each child can be responsible for their own things. I make sure to remind them of where they all go. My hope is that as time goes on they will become a little more self sufficient and do this on their own. I also hope to win the lottery and see pigs fly. A girl can dream. The jumbo calendar has come in handy on a few occasions. Dale and I can both alter or change it when needed. I was sick with a really brutal head cold on Wednesday of last week. I pretty much slept the day away. Dale was able to see what was on the agenda and keep things moving. Like the Dad pro that he is.
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