Dad dot info
DAD.info form. Ask questions, get answers

Bunk Beds, Santa and Money

As Christmas fades into the January abyss, Adlai is reflecting on the season with some confusion…

We’ve decided that the time has come to move our youngest son, Koa, out of the cot and glorified corridor where the poor little fella currently sleeps, into sharing Adlai’s room. As we live in an English terrace house (and because they are a whole bunch of fun) we’ve decided to buy the boys bunk beds. Unfortunately, our finances are a little ‘Christmas’d’ out so we might need to save up for a little while. 

Unfortunately a ‘little while’ is far too long for a 5-year-old, excited at the concept of a top bunk and a room-mate. So, Adlai has come up with a number of measures to speed the process along. His first thought was to ask Santa – but turns out Santa was also feeling Christmas’d out in the finance department. I also, had the ‘that’s not really how the funding for Santa works conversation’ but again, it didn’t really seem to land.  

Then he remembered he’s been saving coins he found around the house to pay for a trip to America.  Having just returned from the USA he suggested we use ‘his’ money toward the bed instead. So – we counted the money and the good news is we are close to covering 1% of the total cost. After telling Adlai it wasn’t quite enough, unfazed he searched around the house sure that there ‘must be more money round here somewhere’…

I hope so, bud. I hope so.

After a brief conversation about how much money we’d get for an old wheeto we decided that a more ‘grown up’ plan might be required. So I guess we’ll wait until pay day and until then make do with the odd ‘mattress on the floor’ sleepover. The darkness of January continues to deepen…but the dawn of the bunkbed is just a few weeks away.

Related entries

Running to Beat the Chickens

Running to Beat the Chickens

On mile 23 of the London Marathon I was overtaken by a giant chicken. Let's just say, it was a low point… Looking back on my London Marathon ‘success’ I can only assume it was someone dressed up in a costume or perhaps some kind of hallucination. The lactic acid build...

Snow Day

Snow Day

On this day in 2010 I walked through the snow to visit my wife and one-day-old son at our local hospital... Due to various complications, my first born had a short spell of intensive medical oversight before being released into the real world. I chose the frozen walk...

Latest entries

Your Guide to the European Championships

Your Guide to the European Championships

Like it or loathe it, the next few weeks are going to be all about football. If you want the basics to keep up with your footy crazy kids we’ve compiled this handy guide to give you an overview of the upcoming European Championships. UEFA.com What are the European...

ASK DEBBIE- I AM A DAD WITH 50/50 SHARED CARE

ASK DEBBIE- I AM A DAD WITH 50/50 SHARED CARE

Dads, do you struggle sometimes? Who do you reach out to for help? Debbie Pattison, a qualified counsellor at Fegans can answer your questions. Send them in to Ask Debbie at info@dad.info and if she can she will answer. Today’s question is from a dad who shares care...

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome a new baby girl

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome a new baby girl

Welcome to the world Baby Lilibet. The Dad.info team loves a baby and the new daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is just the good news we need. https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1401614927236841474 Named for her grandmother and great-grandmother, Lilibet...

Pin It on Pinterest