When Texas mom blogger Elizabeth Boyce posted a picture of her Ikea bed hack that allows her family of seven (two adults, five kids) to all sleep in the same bed, the Internet exploded. Lots of people thought it was strange, but Boyce had responses for all of their questions. Essentially all of her answers boil down to: it just works for them right now, and if it starts to not work, they’ll figure something else out.
As for the other rooms that were previously occupied by children? Well, now one room is for clothes and the other is for Lego. Umm… a room full of Lego sounds like a dream situation for any child (or full-grown woman. What I’m saying is, please invite me over). Of course, when those kids get to be teenagers, they’re gonna want some more privacy, no doubt, but if it works for now, it works for now.
Plus, it looks pretty damn cool:
But what about the parents sex life, you might ask?! Well, Boyce has an answer for you:
Well the easy answer is that sex doesn’t have to happen in a bed. There are plenty of 16 year olds who ended up in the back seat of a car to prove that! I think what it boils down to is your lack of imagination. I am sure you can figure it out. In our house, by moving everyone into one room, we suddenly had several other rooms that were completely empty at night and we no longer had small children wandering, crying into our bed in the dark.
This is totally unrelated, but doesn’t it look like that kid is levitating in this photo: