So, what do you think of our blog’s new look?! I’m super-excited about it–this has been one of those projects that’s been sitting on the back burner forever, and I’m so glad to finally be moving forward. Kudos to my bro Dean for helping us get here! And even though we’ve still got some kinks to work out, that’s OK–at least we’re moving in the right direction.
Which is pretty much how I feel about the kitchen remodel. Whoo-hoo! yee-ha! and all that other good stuff.
And then there’s the bunk bed fiasco.
I honestly thought that this would be a good move. One that eventually help us reach our goal of Taking Over the World, I mean Reclaiming Our Once-Upon-A-Time Not So Cluttered House.
Alas, I didn’t foresee all the challenges around this lil’ ‘ole bunk bed. How hard it would be to get the kids to sleep at night, how easily they’d wake each other up (at 5:30 a.m.), you know, all that other good stuff.
Truth is, I did kinda foresee all those problems, but I Just. So. Wanted. It. To. Work. that I did my best to ignore them. Until last night, when the kids got into a fight and couldn’t calm down, both of them yelling it was the other person’s fault. (Sound familiar?) In the interest of retaining my own sanity, I separated them to help them calm down. When sending them to different parts of the first floor didn’t work, I sent them upstairs–to your rooms!
Um, duh. To your (shared) room.
See where I’m going here?
The freakouts quickly escalated until I found another way to separate them and eventually helped them both calm down enough to solve the problem.
But the question remains: What the hell do I do when they both need their own space? I know that one of the most important things for me to do when I’m freaking out is to get into a space of my own and shut the door, even for a few minutes. But what do you do when your kids share the same room?
Ideas? I’d love some help on this one.
Part of me thinks that the kids just aren’t quite old enough (ages 5 & 3) for bunks yet, but that we might be there in another 6 months or so. In the meantime, I’ve got to figure out a way to retain my sanity around here. Especially since they’re closing up our ceiling today and hooking up our new stove and hood. Whoo-hoo! Yee-ha!
And the reconstruction continues….