Yes, I know I should have been in bed long since – and I’m headed there soon.
But it has been a long day (weekend really), of moving furniture and searching desperately all over the house for lost bunk bed hardware, and trying to keep young kids occupied when it’s hot and muggy outside and they’re tired of being cooped up. There are so many hours you can spend reading, coloring, playing the Wii/DS/Leapster, or watching tv, after all. Until kids begin to pick fights with each other. Or pester their parents with question after complaint after request. The ‘big stuff’ is mostly done now though – beginning tomorrow it will be their turn to move toys and clothes and stuffed animals around to find new homes for everything.
A portion of the project which I am actually dreading just about more than the furniture-shifting or days spent painting… But at least the end is in sight now. And the final result will be worth the effort. At least so I keep telling myself.
The silence in the house right now isn’t complete – I hear the hum of the air purifier and the muted voices on the television, in the (new) master bedroom next door to where I sit in the home office. But for the first time ever in this house, there are no children asleep upstairs.
Although there are 3 of them sound asleep down in their brand new basement bedroom. Finally, asleep – after a few hours of wrangling and threatening and coaxing. Because getting the beds set up right before bedtime does not a fast or smooth transition make. The excitement levels were through the roof.
I have updates and photos and stories to share – which I will do later on. But for right now I simply want to sit for a few more minutes and then head for my long overdue bedtime. I need to relax, rest, and revel in the few short hours that remain before the alarm will shrill and we need to be up and going and off and about again.