Monday, May 7, 2012

Blank Canvas

It's another rainy, icky day here, which is not good news for our flooding situation. Amazingly, I have had a productive day so far, despite the gloom. I've already done dishes, laundry, sweeping, and even made some yummy chocolate chip cookies.

The main update around here is about our ongoing "renovations". They aren't really renovations, as no actual construction is involved, but maybe more like redesigning. That's right, more progress has been made on the boys' new room. It doesn't look like much right now, but here it is.




Yep. It's just a plain white room. How boring, right? But wait! We do have a plan. We will be touching up a few areas on the white paint tonight, just to make sure it's really well covered. There are a few areas that need more paint, like right around the ceiling. Then, tomorrow, we start adding the colour. There will only be a little, but it is all part of the plan. Now that I see the room all white, I am having a few doubts, but I know once we have all the accents in there it will be good. There is a method to our madness! I am nervous about it though. I hope it turns out the way I am envisioning it. If not, I guess it's still a blank canvas and we can do what we want with it. 

I have been waiting to start this project forever, and it feels good to finally be crossing things off my list! Mike is still not finished the bunk beds, but he is closer now than he was. He has to build drawers for under the bottom bunk, and he is missing a tiny bit in the way of materials. Then the headboard and footboard areas of the bottom bunk must be completed, and then the ladder. Other than that, they are built. They need two more coats of varathane, and some sanding, I think. Then they're coming upstairs and going into their new destination! 

The good news is, the boys are really enjoying sharing a room. Well, Micah is anyway. He loves having his big brothers in his room with him. I might be speaking too soon, but in the two nights they have been in his room all together, he has not woken up with nightmares at all, whereas he usually does every single night. I think it's comforting for him to not be alone in there. However, when he moves to the new room with them, he will also be leaving behind the security of his crib and moving into a twin bed. (Not into the "bonk beds", as he calls them.) That could raise a few issues, such as him not staying in bed, or him falling out of bed. But we will see how he does. He is definitely ready, and he is blessed to have his brothers in the room with him where they can comfort him and keep him in line. He is also more than happy to entertain them both with all kinds of silliness. That's why last night we staggered their bedtimes. He went down first, and once he was asleep (which only took five or ten minutes), we put the other two to bed. It was much smoother than the first night, so we may have to adopt that method on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, he also gets up earlier than normal too because his brothers wake him up. Oh well. It's all part of the process, I guess! 

I'm off for now. It's almost lunch time and I need to prepare something for the Dynamic Duo. Cody is at school today, so it's just me and them. They get along very well, but they also are very good at finding trouble. I won't even tell you what they did this morning, before Mike even left for work. Yeesh. Bye for now.

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