It’s been a while since I’ve posted a D-I-Y project, so this feels good to type. Most of the projects I’ve tackled have come about by me needing something and not wanting to pay a ton of money for it. This particular one happened because I needed it.
Max is 21 months old (I can’t even believe that I have a toddler) which means he has one foot in the door to the notorious “terrible twos”.
Sweet little bugger isn’t he? Oh how quickly something as innocent and calming as a day by the beach can shift into high gear with Mad Max around.
When the time arises and a time out is needed, I think the time out should happen in the same place. We were using a regular sized chair. Max seemed to think it was fun to sit in a grow up chair and actually began enjoying his time outs by climbing all over the thing. I found this teeny chair at a tag sale for $2. Sold.
The white was cute but I thought it was too girlie for Mr. Max. I prepped the chair’s surface in the same manner as shown here, then placed it on an old rug so Mr. FSL didn’t flip out worrying that I spray painted our patio again (oops). I spray painted on some stripes and let it dry.
It didn’t seem complete, so I added some words and decoration.
We have been using this chair for a couple of months and it seems to work better for him. I think it’s better that he gets on and off the chair by himself rather than my husband or me placing him on and off. Somehow it seems less harsh and lets Max feel more in control of the situation.
Do you use a time out chair for your little one? Any discipline tips or tricks for this first time mama? Please share!