Just like I've outgrown my pants recently, we've also outgrown this house. This was one of the hard things to accept about our move being cancelled. Our house right now isn't technically too small for us. In fact with a move we'll probably be downsizing the square footage, but the truth is the layout just makes this house too small for our family.
While we have a large living room, we do not have a playroom. Our living room is full to the brim with children's toys. So almost all of my day is spent feeling like my world is being taken over by colorful plastic. And to add to the pain of it, our bedrooms are literally inches from the living room (no hallways here, my door just opens to the living room). As soon as I wake up the clutter hits me.
As much as I complain about this, I am not one to take the toys away from the kids. I just know in my next home, a safe and designated play area is a MUST.
With all the growing we have going on here, we've also had to make some changes. Since we aren't moving and we do have a baby on the way, we had to combine the boys into one room. I was planning on this with a move, so now I just started earlier. Sean's new bed (identical to Ryan's) arrived yesterday. Sean is having a little bit of a hard time falling asleep without momma in his bed. And Ryan is still learning that at bedtime we have to be quiet. They didn't fall asleep until just after 11 p.m. I'm sure it will get easier with time. And it was so worth it to listen to the two of them talking over the monitor. I couldn't help but laugh at them.
Here's a pic of their new room.
Here's hoping for more sleep tonight.