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Redesigning for a Toddler: A Tough But Happy Customer

Some months back while my daughter was at a play date, I upgraded her from a crib to a toddler bed. She was ready to be a “big girl” and I was ready to stop breaking my back. So being true to myself I re-organized her whole room, rearranged everything, made the new bed and was pleased with my hard work. Lil’ Bit gets home from a day of fun and I told her I had a surprise for her. When we got to her room:

Mom: “Look at your new room baby!”

Mini Stager: (Standing in the doorway.) “Hmmmm”

Mom: “Do you like it?” (In shock that a 2-year-old was my toughest critic.)

Mini Stager: “I wanna to move my bed over here” – And proceeded to do just that, I helped.

Mom: “Is that better?”

Mini Stager: (Pointing) “A little more over there”

We adjusted until everything was just right. Mini-Me rearranged the pillows, dolls, and accessories until everything was to her liking.  She returned to the doorway and said –

Mini Stager: “Thank you for my new room Mommy, I like it!”

They say children learn more from what they see than what they are told.

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Comments (6)

Rob Magnotta
Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR - Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist

Very cute post, Janine. It seems like you put a lot of thought into it.

Sep 17, 2010 05:10 PM
Gayla Worrell
Windermere Real Estate/Everett, Inc. - Everett, WA
Real Estate Webworks

That's adorable!   At least you know you'll have a good assistant stager in a few years!  :)

Sep 17, 2010 06:13 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

She's starting out young.. she'll have it down pat in no time!

Sep 17, 2010 11:10 PM
Janice Sutton
1st Stage Property Transformations - Murrieta, CA
Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta

Awwww what a sweet story!  I love it!!!  A Mini-Stager in training!!! Now lets see some pictures!! hint-hint!

Sep 18, 2010 11:56 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Janine, it sounds like you've trained your daughter well!  How cute that she wanted to move things around a bit.  She'll be a great assistant before you know it.  :-)

Sep 26, 2010 05:30 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Adorable!  What a cute story.  They do know what they want and what they don't want!

Sep 28, 2010 04:27 AM