TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (KNN) – A Vigo County three-year-old is dealing with a mix of happiness and confusion as his playroom is turned back into a guest bedroom for a couple of days.
Parents say they made the change to prepare for Alex Essex’s grandmother, Kristi to stay the night on Christmas Eve. The room was a guest bedroom/office before Chris and Ami Essex turned it into a playroom for Alex.
“Originally, my mom was okay with sleeping on the couch…but the bed frame and mattress was easy enough to set-up…so I just went ahead and put it together,” Ami told us.
Alex wasn’t sure what to make of the change.
“There’s a bed in my playroom. I gotta go look at it,” Alex said as he ran down the hall. “It’s Mamaw’s bedroom playroom.”
Alex’s toys are still in the playroom – so it’s a little cramped, Chris told us, but it’s only a short term thing.
“He was actually laying on the bed looking at the Toy Story and Thomas decals on the wall…almost like it’s the first time he’s seen it,” Chris said.
Parents expect to move the bed back into storage soon after Christmas.