This is our bed last night. (Jackson is getting his eye teeth AND has his first fall cold coming on, so he ended up with us in the wee hours of the morn...)
Dan. The square block and the rectangle block represent Dan sleeping soundly. On his back. Taking up a full one-half of the bed. (Sweet dreams, honey...)
Jackson. The square block represents my pillow. The triangle block does not, however, represent my head. It is my son's head. And my son's entire body. Splayed out across my pillow.
Simon. The cat. The cat is represented by the triangle block at the bottom of the bed. Yes, I know, he's only a cat, but he's a big tom cat and I swear he doubles in weight when he's fast asleep. There's no budging this cat.
I am represented in this diagram by the little curled up (hand-knit, Badcaul) sock. This diagram is exactly to scale. That is exactly how much space I had in which to sleep. My (second) pillow was hanging off the side of the bed, only being held in place by my ear...since most of my head was off the bed too.
Did I mention that our bed is only a double? I'm so tempted to sleep on the couch tonight and leave all three of the boys to fend for themselves...
The blocks are a new toy for Jackson as of today. He doesn't have very many toys (on purpose) but lately we've been noticing an increased interest in blocks and building. We decided to splurge and get the maple blocks with the rounded edges that last for generations. BEKA blocks made right here in St. Paul, Minnesota. From the back of the box:
"Made in the USA by really nice Minnesota craftsmen."
That's just so cool. And Jack LOVES them so far. Now if only I could use them to build us a bigger bed...