Last week, Jude's teacher sent home a checklist which we were supposed to go through, detailing all the specifics of how the kid's study area should be set up - comfortable chair, good lighting, no distractions, a place for their school supplies. Ergh.
I'm afraid that Jude's been doing his homework at the dining room table. And the whole distractions thing has been an issue. So I'm thinking this checklist is a good idea. And it certainly pointed out what we were lacking.
Honestly, when I was a kid, I mostly did my homework on the coffee table while I was watching "Star Trek". Then when I was a little bit older, I just did it on my bed.
But I realized that it was probably a good idea to set the little man up with a proper study area.
So I spent the entire day today rearranging Jude's entire room, and setting up this...
Yep, the kid now has a desk. Thank God for Ikea. It's cute, right?
I'm so proud of myself for buying that shelving unit several years ago, because Ikea also made the matching desk that attached to it. Here's the link if you're interested, it's called the Expedit series. I do highly recommend it. The shelving unit will totally grow with him. I bought those little plastic buckets when he was little to hold all his cars and dinosaurs and stuff, but now we're kind of phasing them out.
I also bought the cool red chair and the lamp and desk accessories to hold all his school supplies. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
When Jude got home from school today, I told him he needed to go to his room and start his homework right away. He ran in there with his little backpack and I heard him stop in his tracks and say "Whoa!"
He LOVES it. He was so proud. He especially likes the red chair. Here he is hard at work...
I was in the kitchen making dinner, and I kept hearing him talking to himself in there at his new desk. We only children talk to ourselves. He said "this is excellent lighting" and "I love this chair. I could live in this chair." So I'm thinking he's pretty happy about it.
Maybe it'll make him like homework.