One piece of furniture we’re still lacking (for the future) is a bed for Rebecca. She’s been sleeping on a futon on the floor, and seems to really like that, but… it’s unseemly. We’d decided on a bunk bed setup for her and a (future) sibling. It should be the kind that can separate into two beds, in case the sibling is a different gender and will eventually need a separate room. It has to have a ladder — the kind with steps/drawers at the end would be too long/bulky for her room. So we went looking.
RoomStore has gone bankrupt and thus is having a “get rid of everything” sale, so we went to the store in Temple to see what they had left. Rebecca enjoyed the place and wanted to climb on all the furniture and bounce on all the beds. We found one bunk bed setup that was pretty much what we’re looking for, with drawers under the lower bunk and the mattresses included for a not-bad price. One issue though is that they’re no longer delivering, so we’d have to rent a U-Haul truck to get the bed home.
We walked through the rest of the store and thought about it… We weren’t really feeling it.
We went on to the Temple Mall and had lunch there (pizza by the slice) and then Rebecca played in a toddler play area they’ve got set up. We walked through Macy’s and bought a few outfits for Rebecca, who’s slowly outgrowing other stuff.
She napped on the way home and then for another two hours.
In the afternoon, we went to Furniture Zone here in Killeen, which we’d never been inside before — not sure why. The pricing was a little disappointing — and then we found out they’re owned by the same folks who own Ashley — the most expensive furniture store we’ve ever been inside. The guy helping us was nice, and gave Rebecca a little stuffed sheep, which she enjoyed.
Overall, visiting these stores made us miss Lacks even more. (Lacks went bankrupt a couple of years ago; not sure why.)
I think we’ll end up getting Rebecca’s bed at Ikea — and yes, we’ll still have to rent a truck to get it home, or borrow someone’s pickup for half a day.
In the evening, Rebecca played outside a bit, eventually going over to the neighbor’s house where she watched their seven-year-old girl practice cheerleader routines. She mimicked some of the moves, but mostly stood there watching. The three-year-old boy noticed Rebecca was just standing there, so he brought her some toys — two cars, two Barbie dolls, and a couple of other things. He played with her for the next 30 minutes or so.
I’ve corrected the spelling of “brought” in the last paragraph.