From Crib to Bed

When I was pregnant with The Captain, my dear mom and dad gave us the best parenting advice...

"Parenting is a long, gradual process of letting go."

If you are a parent, you know it's the truth.  You start with a baby who needs you for every single thing... next thing you know, that little guy is three and the phrase du jour is, "I can do it all by myself!"

So then the second baby comes, and I find myself clinging to every stage and holding onto each moment because he won't be my baby forever.  This new version of myself as a mother is more relaxed and confident, but I'm also more nostalgic.  I don't want to rush the stages... I want to savor them.

Needless to say, I'm having one of those days where you look at your baby and suddenly realize, he's not a baby.  He is a full-fledged toddler!  Our youngest boy is getting so big.  He's running after The Captain and tackling him (seriously, isn't it too early to reside in my personal WWF Smackdown?)  I also look at his little crib and think it won't be long before we're taking it down and switching over to a "big boy bed."  It's all too much!  So for once, I'm taking a break and looking toward letting go of the crib.  What do you say about twin beds in the boys' room?

I have always loved the look and feel of twin beds.  Maybe it is the nostalgia of my brothers sharing a room and having vintage twin beds.  Maybe it's the symmetry that is inevitably created.  Either way, I love them and, as usual, The Binder has the evidence.  Enjoy!

Love the beds (House Beautiful(... could easily be recreated using some of the new bedroom furniture designs at Restoration Hardware (specifically the Maison, Vienne and Directoire beds)

(via Domino Magazine, May 2008)

(via Domino Magazine, May 2008)

(via Domino Magazine, June/July 2008)

(via Domino Magazine, June/July 2008)
Love the weight of these beds (Lonny Magazine, March/April 2012)
Suzanne Tucker's twin beds designed by Michael Taylor (via Elle Decor)
I love this masculine take on the twin bed (source unknown)

Enjoy your Wednesday!

xo, k

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