A short time ago I looked at our house and realized that virtually every room had toys and books and stuffed animals. I wanted just one room that would not be preschooler-centered. So I cut our dining room in half (which we use about twice a year anyway) and created a playroom for Cricket so that all of her stuff would be in one place.
That was my plan - to reclaim some space of my own.
What I've realized is that she really needed a room of her own.
A space carved out just for her, to explore her passions, entertain her fantasies, find some peace; a place to think, act, play or just be.
Isn't that what we all need?