Sunday, August 1, 2010
Stuff w/ a Slight Rant in the Middle
We spent the weekend shuffling rooms... 2 rooms, 5 kids, one room painted 2 colors was WAY more work than I thought. I am hoping it will be worth it. We basically have 3 bedrooms that 6 kids share. So, we have plenty of room. We just need to find the right combo:) For the past year or so we have had all 3 girls(11, 9, 4) in one room. Um...not working so well anymore. Xia has horrible nightmares and snores like a grown man and wakes up her older sister McKayley who is a light sleeper. So our preteen hasn't been getting the best sleep. She wakes up exhausted and cranky. Which then pushes our 9 year-old Faith to want to parent Xia to the point of exhausting everyone else. Our teenage son gets his own room for obvious reasons. Which left the two little boys in a room to them selves. Challenge is..only one little boy(Diezel) still takes a nap and Xia. This alone tied up two of the bedrooms for the afternoon. By that time the older girls had no place to have alone time if they needed it and Lukas had to be quiet no matter where he went in the house and Jace..well he had his room:) Not to mention the battle that waged between Faith and Xia over toys. If I had my way, all the kids would be in the same room with limited toys, space, and would have to "deal with it"..because after the 2 days I spent shuffling rooms, I came to the realization even more..THAT THEY HAVE WAY TOO MUCH! and I could shuffle rooms all I want, but truth is...we are spoiled. We have a beautiful home filled with stuff and more room than so many people. Sorry...slight rant...anyway, we changed rooms in hope of peace. The three little ones are now sharing a huge room. The 2 girls once again have their own space and as for my teenage son..well, he continues to be great!