A week ago we received our household goods. There is not a single room in our
So, Mom, ermm, I think these boxes in the living room and in the classroom might actually keep you warm and insulated from the single pane windows of this house that were installed in 1950. It's that or give birth 16 1/2 weeks early. And I'm not down with that.
What? I made a room a classroom? Yeah, I'm nuts like that. My kids don't like their own rooms. And I don't like being in a separate room from my nursing baby-- or in this case babies. So, the master bedroom will have our bed, the recliner and dresser and a crib or playpen.
Gabbers and Bun share a bedroom with 11,938 toys . . . until the yard sale that is. Then there will be like 20 toys. tops.
Pookie and mini-Pookie, I mean Ham, share a room. By the way, Ham can't say "Pookie" and instead calls him "Cookie." Pookie's real name of course is harder for Ham to pronounce-- so it's Ham and Cookie's room. They have a dresser in there that will be sold at the yard sale. They also have the changing table in there-- which I actually use. It's VERY handy for holding all the diapers and wipes and just the right height to change bums at. As of right now, Pookie just moved to the top bunk of the bunk bed. Ham has been sleeping in a playpen, but I suspect is reaching the weight limit. It's also difficult for me to lift him out of it when Danny isn't home. So, this week Ham will probably move to the bottom bunk.
And the fourth room is the classroom. Ideally, when the dozens of boxes are organized and removed, it will have our six foot table for homeschool, my desk, my glider and ottoman, and another cupboard I use to organize craft & school supplies. The room will also house my sewing machine and serger. The closet in the classroom is the largest of the three small rooms. It will be our kids' closet.
I've been reading inspirational all over the world wide web for organization and down-sizing. I've especially enjoyed this article from Neighbor Jane Payne with input from her sister's organizing. Right now this plan works for us or rather will work for us once done. But it might not when the twins are bigger.
I am feeling very grateful that we didn't buy a home and actually really excited to make this small base house work for us. I keep telling myself, "This house is like one we lived in when my dad was stationed here 20 years ago. If they could fit 2 teens, 2 preteens, and a grade school child, I can fit 6 little ones." I love a good organizing challenge. *knock on wood*
P.S. Kiddie Kwip from Memorial Day:
Nikki telling Bun for perhaps the fifth time (insert staccato where necessary): Bun, help Gabbers pick up the toys in your room and just stick them in the boxes and blue tub.
Bun with angry eyebrows: Mommy, if you say anymore bad words to me, I will put my shoes on the wrong feet!