Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shift

I knew from the beginning that it wasn't going to work. I realized from the time we started it, that it really wasn't the best idea. I had a feeling that there would be a tremendous amount of conflict and a serious lack of space. Before AJ was born, we did it though. Done out of necessity, we put the girls in the same room.

The time has come to find another solution. The bedrooms in this house aren't very big to begin with, but with two kids crammed into one, it just isn't working. They need their own space. They need their own places for peace and solitude away from one another. They need their own identities. And lord knows they need their own closets.

The difficulty with moving them is that we are effectively out of bedrooms. We have another room upstairs, but it is open to the family room below and currently serves two purposes - as the play room and as the guest room. Those days are over. That room is being converted to Aidan's new bedroom. I have to find a wire curtain rod system to hang, in the attempts at giving him some privacy from downstairs. Someday we'll close up the wall, but the move can't wait. We also have to build him a closet and get a lot of the stuff that is in there right now out. Much to his dismay, he isn't going to get the big screen tv in his room. That is moving downstairs.

Ally will go into Aidan's room after we figure out a way to move his bed out. He has a huge loft bed with an attached slide. Moving it won't be easy. Ally has already started asking when I am going to paint it. She wants purple, and purple she will get. But it might be a while before that happens. I have a lot of other furniture that needs to be moved first. And a lot of rearranging to do.

The guest room is moving downstairs into the office. The desk currently in there is moving upstairs into Aidan's new room. The rest of the furniture in there is moving out too. Are you starting to get the sense that this is a huge undertaking yet? I'm not really looking forward to all this furniture moving, but it really is for the greater good. Peace in my house is more important.

Wish us luck. Wish us all luck. I think we are going to be needing it.

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