Chapter 4: Nursery Lighting for Wee-Tot

Chapter 4: Nursery Lighting for Wee-Tot

Janie Lee
Jun 11, 2007

We're checking back in with Becky + Andrew this week. The crib and glider have been ordered. The room has been cleared out.

Becky + Andrew say:
When I was learning about pregnancy in my fourth-grade health class, I recall the teacher discussing "the nesting instinct." At a certain time before a baby is born, mothers (and fathers through couvade), are filled with an overwhelming desire to clean their houses and prepare for a new arrival. Like hell...

(See all previous Becky + Andrew posts here)

Make no mistake, we can't wait for the Wee-Tot to be born, but we've been postponing the task of cleaning the junk room for weeks. We finally did so on Memorial Day weekend. It took 10 bags of garbage and two round-trips to our storage unit, but we at last can see the floor (although, as you will see from the pictures, we're still not done!).

But now that we've removed the assorted desk lamps, we realize our sole source of lighting -- aside from the window in the afternoon -- is a set of three lights directly above the book cases. Any suggestions to make the room brighter, preferably not requiring a call to the electrician?

AT: Readers, please share your tips with Becky + Andrew. (Yes, we confirmed that is a Nascar decal on the trash can).

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