I did one decision perfectly when renovating my flat – the blackboard. Kids love it. And its useful for my random thoughts. But it is still mainly for kids. Today, babysitting my brothers second child for the first time, it came handy, because I have no other toys. So when he cried (because he was sleeping when the baby-transference was in progress and he didn’t see that I was chosen to babysit him by his father, so he was shocked when he woke to be in the new place with a lady he sees rarely).
Anyhow, blackboard made him smile. Mission accomplished.