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A Climbing Frame Bed and Thousands of Screws

Posted on: February 17, 2015


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Over the weekend while my son had been evacuated to my parent’s house I undertook the challenge of putting my son’s new bed together.  With my husband tactically unpractical it was left to me to digest the instructions figure out which bits go where and identify the correct screws and Allen keys.  I choose this mid sleeper bed from Argos and it arrived in two boxes with plenty of plastic wrapping and an annoying block of polystyrene that decided to shed its ball everywhere.

The build was easy enough – I only really needed help when putting the safety bars across because I needed an extra pair of hands to support it.  Basically the whole deal was to screw bits of metal to other bits of metal but not too tightly until it was complete, just in case you cocked it up.

I chose this particular bed because it gave floor space underneath it and the option for a tent.  My son had said that it was a shame that there wasn’t a slide attached to the bed so he could slide out of it in the morning like a real climbing frame from Playdale. It sounded like a fantastic idea except that his bedroom just isn’t big enough to accommodate such a great construction.  I think he would have liked a climbing frame like this in his bed room.

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I excitedly set the tent up underneath the bed and added a wind up lantern so that my son could pretend that he was camping.  I mistakenly told him that he could sleep in the tent during weekends and holidays so last night he slept in a sleeping bag on an old mattress underneath his brand new bed.  I have yet to see him to find out whether he slept well in his new tent.

I just wish that I was small enough to enjoy sleeping in his tent – although I have plans to hide there when it all gets too much and hope that I am not found for a while.

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