The advice I ignored, and how I’m paying for it

Everything I read about making a major move with kiddos says that I should set up their rooms first. So they have a little place of their own, so the change seems like, well, less of a change.
I haven’t done that.

Mr. D's room

Mr. D’s room

Lady P's room

Lady P’s room

I sold their dressers. I sold their bookshelves. I’m waiting another week for their rugs and decorations to arrive.  So, sorry kids.  You get your blow up beds and your clothes on the floor.  In a stark, acoustically loud, sterile room.  My son even gets the benefit of my husband’s office furniture which will eventually go in another bedroom.

So, do they like this? I don’t think so.  Leading up to this move their sleeping has required more attention (more about this in a later post). And here too, each child wants us to stay with them until they fall asleep (at the beginning and maybe in the middle of the night). D has wanted to cosleep more, and I end up crawling in P’s inflatable bed. (It’s tight)

What have I organized? Well, we are still waiting for 48 boxes to arrive next week.  But…

Their toys have temporarily taken over the living room until we get organized

Their toys have temporarily taken over the living room until we get organized

Glad he's ok with being on the front porch after the scary dog incident yesterday

Glad he’s ok with being on the front porch after the scary dog incident yesterday

Water table is a gift from Abuela

Water table is a gift from Abuela

Abuelo has been working on the train table

Abuelo has been working on the train table

The toys have taken priority.  Sure, bedrooms are important for the sleep aspect of things. But toys are were it’s at the rest of the day.  Toys are what they are playing with now while I type. Toys help them adjust much more quickly, while Trevor and I scramble around to find a new car, get bank accounts, and buy insurance.  The big picture important stuff.  My kids don’t spend much time in their rooms anyway.

Let’s get priorities straight!

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2 Responses to The advice I ignored, and how I’m paying for it

  1. Margarett Rubio says:

    Cochino perro! !!!!

  2. Diane Palmert says:

    I really like the train layout. That should provide hours of imagination rail-roading for D. Don’t worry about the bedrooms – your kids don’t sleep much anyway. This is the playful time of their lives – let them play, play, play, – with toys all over.

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