Farmhouse Entryway // the Kids' Alphabet Wall
THE FARMHOUSE With our almost-4-year-old finally interested in letters, I knew it was time for an alphabet wall at the Farmhouse. I wanted something fun for the kiddos, but also a bit more grown-up for us adults to enjoy too. I searched everywhere for the right alphabet cards and finally found them on Etsy. We decided to hang them in the entryway, at least for now. The letters will surely get changed out for something a little less juvenile as the kids grow, but for now, we all love them here.
Cute letter cards, right? I happily paid way too much for them because how can you say no to these sweet animals?!
So far the boys are getting a lot of use out of the alphabet wall. Wilder likes to sit Brooks and I down on the stairs and pretend he's the teacher, standing on the bench and pointing out letters for us to repeat. Sometimes he even lets me switch roles with him and will recite the letters I point out, which couldn't be more adorable!
Hard to believe that boy turns 4 next week. 4! Next thing I know, Wilder will be off to college and I'll be one of those moms who sends way too many care packages and embarrasses him with daily phone calls ;)
But I digress. This little bench nook of our's measures only 4'4" wide and has a sloping ceiling, so it's awkward to say the least. But awkward spaces like this are usually some of my favorite rooms in old houses. They feel so fun and whimsical and I can't help but think how much I would have loved these awkward spaces as a kid. This bench nook is no exception. Our boys love hiding here and have already logged hours of quality coloring/visiting/silly time on the bench.
I asked our old neighbor's daughter what they used to use this space for, and apparently it was the telephone nook. How sweet is that? Can't you just imagine a giant antique telephone sitting on a table back there? And oh my what fabulous late night gossip sessions must have gone on in here!