Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rearranging the Furniture

You know how when you rearrange the furniture, first you have to move all the little stuff around the furniture out of the way?  And then there's the measuring, moving even more stuff, stopping in between for potty breaks and meals, help with broken DVDs, answering phones, and tears and joy over rediscovered toys.

And living underneath the newly moved furniture is an entire ecosystem including dust bunnies, socks, slippers, headbands, books, Little People, Barbie clothes, candy wrappers, and junk mail which then has to be cleaned up?

And then once the furniture is moved to its new space it has to be sat upon, or jumped upon, or otherwise man-handled and admired, because being in a new place, it's like brand new again.

So that by the time the furniture moving, cleaning, and admiring is done, it's almost supper time and you're too exhausted to put back all the little stuff you moved in the first place - sound familiar?

That's pretty much what we did this weekend.

In the last couple of months, AJ seems to have lost the ability to spend a whole night in his own bed.  So we thought, if we moved the queen bed we had in storage into his room, at least then I could just lay down with him and eliminate the need for him to be in our bed.

The bed AJ had been sleeping in was actually one of Aliza's bunk beds, so first we cleared out space in her room for the bunk to move back in.  Then we moved the queen bed into AJ's room.  Then I had to prioritize the activities of the rest of the day, because it was getting late.  I figured, at the very least, the beds need to be made so everyone has a place to crash tonight, so I took care of that.

What took me only about three paragraphs to describe took most of a weekend to accomplish.  Maybe I should have embellished more.

Anyway AJ is thrilled about his new bed.  He and Zack throw all the blankets and pillows on the floor and jump on it at least twice a day.  But more importantly, he has spent the last two nights sleeping all night, all by himself, in his own bed.

And I have no pictures of that because it only occurs to me to take pictures of them when they are sitting together being cute.  Like this.

And these are pictures I took at a park one morning last week, when it was snowing.

Same picture as above, only with a bit of "it was a dark and stormy night" look to it.

In Photoshop this is called the "old newspaper" photo effect.

Looking forward to when the snow melts, and we can come back to this park and feed the ducks on the pond.


Unknown said...

I've been meaning to respond to your listserve post suggesting, among other things, a bigger bed that you can be comfortable in when you have to lie down with him, although i was thinking of a full size, not a queen! I'm glad that at least for 2 nights, the change in bed has somehow made a difference!

Michelle said...

I love to rearrange furniture, but it does take a long time.


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