Remember how I wrote a couple of days ago that Elijah was sleeping through the night? I went on and on about how amazing he is? I think I even called him things like “my champion” and “my hero”?
Well, I should know better. Of course the minute I clicked “publish” he started waking up again multiple times in the middle of the night. And I just can’t stand sharing a room with him anymore! I just can’t!
I thought of just moving him in with the boys since they have a bunkbed, but there are several problems with that.
1. Elijah would wake up Caden and Jacob in the middle of the night and while they would probably fall back to sleep fairly easily, no one likes a grumpy boy the next day.
2. Their room would be hecka crowded. Yeah, I said hecka. What?
3. Caden and Jacob would go to bed after Elijah and would probably wake him up. And they usually wake up in the morning before Elijah, and they would probably wake him up.
So, I need to come up with another solution and I thought I would recruit some of my readers to help me. Maybe someone out there is gifted in interior design? Maybe someone out there knows how to make the best of small spaces? Maybe someone out there is Nate Berkus? Hello? Nate? Are you out there?
So, here’s what I was thinking…
When you walk into my house through the front door this is what you see.
What laundry? I don’t see any laundry over there.
If you turn slightly to the left, you’ll see this.
The room with the computer is our “formal living room.” Oh geez, I was laughing as I was writing that! Does anyone with three children under five really have a formal anything??? Still laughing.
But we hardly use that room for anything except using the computer and Geric and I watch shows on hulu at night. But the boys are rarely in there.
If you walked through the dining room (Again with the laughing! We dine nightly at our dining table with china and crystal.) If you walked through the dining room, you would see the play room to your right. It’s an add on and it’s where we spend the majority of our time. A lot of toys in here, video games, TV, etc.
Are those children standing a little too close to the TV? Someone should tell their mother. That’s really bad for their eyes.
But, my thought is to turn this into our room. “Our” meaning Geric and I. Not Elijah. The problems with this is that we would need to close off the opening to the dining room. If we end up getting a loan mod (again with the laughing!) we could put in french doors, but since we may not stay, maybe just a curtain would do for now. Another problem is the window-type thing into the kitchen. See?
I could cover that with a shorter curtain, but then we would also have that countertop in our room. Kinda weird. Unless we turned it into a bar and Geric learned how to mix drinks and make me a martinis at night. Then it wouldn’t be weird. Not weird at all.
The other problem is that there is no closet. I could clear off a bookshelf and turn that into a closet-like feature. But that still leaves me with no where to hang my clothes. Geric doesn’t have to worry because his closet is in the hallway.
We would move the leather couch into the formal living room and keep the desk in there and perhaps get a flat screen TV for above the fireplace (someday.) I would move one bookcase to the wall right by the door to keep some toys out in the not-so-formal-living-room.
So, if we did that, Elijah would be left in our room and we could make it a baby room/play room. We could bring in the toys and the TV and the books. Here’s a picture of our room now so you can get a visual.
I usually have a duvet covering that white comforter, but I’m washing it because Elijah spit up on it.
So, I don’t know if that made sense to anyone.
Nate, did that make sense to you?
What do you think? Anyone out there have any better ideas? Help!