• The Poplar Family

Kids Room Remodel

Updated: Jul 28, 2020

Our boys room looked like a beyblade blizzard so my husband modified their beds to maximize space.

Breana Isbell Photography

Three, Two, One, let it rip!!!

There once were three little boys.
Who had too many toys.
Their Mom would get stressed,
When they made a big mess.
Now they all they make is loud noise.

If you are fortunate enough to be a parent of boys, chances are you have experienced disasters that deserve to be classified as a federal emergency.

What Happens When A Child is Left to Himself

Before someone contacts DHR or CPS, let me just say, that we know better than to leave our children to themselves. The Bible very clearly spells out what happens when children are left unto themselves.

"The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame." Proverbs 29:15 (KJV)

I've always wondered why scripture singles out that a child left to himself will bring his mother shame. But based on a recent boy room discovery, I may have gotten a glimpse of why. There was an army of ants that invaded our home. They appeared to be marching directly into our boys' room alongside one of the beds. When my husband pulled the bed and shelves away from the wall he noticed chip bags, fruit snacks, and old PB & J sandwiches. When he asked our boys what happened they quoted their brothers' words, "If we give the ants what they came for, eventually they will leave us alone."

Pretty Impressive Logic

My husband laughed so hard.

I wonder if scripture singles out mamas because the folly that leaves us frustrated is the stuff that dads find funny. Over the years, I've watched my husband face wall art made out of boogers, broken blinds, and ant buffets behind the bed. The things that leave me feeling frustrated, frayed, and sometimes furious, are the circumstances he attacks head on. Instead of throwing up his hands, he puts his hands to the plow, and figures out a way to optimize space, solve a problem, or clean up a mess.

Since this photo was taken, my husband has built desks, lockers, and added hanging buckets to the boys' beds to keep their treasures off the floor. They have fewer ants and a lot more fun.

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