If you’ve ever watched the show, which we do a lot since it happens to be on during my “becoming human morning time” and since Mr. Man has a little Doc crush, you might have noticed that the McStuffins home is pretty detailed. They seem to have hardwood floors throughout as well as interestingly shaped archways and doors between some rooms. There are personal touches like area rugs and comfy blankets and pillows on the couch that match the overall color pallet. But my favorite part of the interior is the storage.
In Doc’s bedroom she has shelves that are hung in sets with books, toys and decorations on them. She has built in shelving , a cute nightstand and desk, and a window seat with cubbies underneath. This is my dream. All her things have a place, but it is cute and childish like a kids room should be.
There are also bookshelves in the hallway and kids tables and beanbag chairs in the living room that I really like. Overall the inside of the house seems like a comfortable place to be while staying totally kid friendly.
And then there’s the backyard. It is like a kid’s dream. There’s a big garden that pokes out in the middle making the grass area a fun shape. I imagine it would be great playing in the back portion, hidden behind the tall plants. They have a playhouse (Doc’s clinic), a sand and water table, a tire swing, a basketball hoop, a slide, a play table and chairs, pavers that lead to the clinic, and lets not forget the gates that go into the neighbors’ yards who happen to have kids the same age.
So while my kids are watching the show, I am compulsively trying to get home tips that I can apply to our house and then inevitably I get angry because Doc’s mom is a doctor and her dad seems to have some sort of job, and obviously they have the money to do all these nice things to their house, but maybe some day after the kids go to school, I can go back to work and make some money and then we can have a great backyard and a ton of custom shelving… and then I realize what I’m doing and convince the kids it’s time to turn the TV off. Before I truly lose it.