Tuesday, 03 May 2011
So we are still trying to work with Heidi to keep her room clean, remember this post, where I talked about setting up a picture list of how to keep a room clean?
Now Heidi is doing great at putting her dirty clothing in the laundry and rubbish in the bin. However, all her possessions seem to be emptied out of her drawers and stored on the floor. No matter how often we go through packing up together and no matter how I break it down for her, the drawers end up empty and Heidi’s possessions are scattered across the floor.
One morning Heidi came to my bedroom in tears saying:
“I losted my bedroom cos I closed de door.”
A lengthy discussion with several dali-esque detours resulted in Heidi drawing my attention to the door being white, the walls being white and once the door was closed it all looked the same and she could not find her bedroom, it was ‘lost’ ‘gone’. Hence the distressed tears, her bedroom had vanished.
Which made me ponder if the reason that Heidi struggled so much with putting her things away was that once they were in a shut drawer they had disappeared ‘vanished’
Heidi wanted her window like Annie’s so we took the net curtain away and moved the drawers away from the windows which gives her a little reading corner and freedom to look out the window at the world going by.
But Heidi’s bedroom is still a disaster zone and the mess frustrates me as things get stepped on and broken. So I’m trying to figure out storage solutions for Heidi that work better than the drawers, perhaps open shelves like Annie has. Or maybe some of these clear storage boxes from Howards Storage World
But not sure it will work, or if Heidi is just going to be a floordrobe person.
Would love to hear your suggestions.