Sunday, March 24, 2013

Kids' Rooms

So we have messed with the kids' rooms once again.  Apparently we don't follow the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy.  LOL!  One of Adam's good friend's family is moving to Arizona and they offered us their bunk bed set for a really great price.  We knew we were going to need a bed for Adam once Lily is out of the crib, so it worked out perfect.  

The girls now have our original set in their room, which makes for 3 beds and a crib in a teeny tiny room!  I would like to keep Lily in the crib until closer to her second birthday, but we already have a double bed rail in case we move her earlier.  I do think we will ditch the changing table very soon though.  She is AWFUL on it and it is a constant fight to keep her laying down.  Also, Justin taught her to stand to pull up her pants, so any time she is sitting on it she wants to stand up and I'm not okay with that.  Then she throws herself backward in a fit and hits the back of her head on the side of it.  OUCH!  

Adam has the bunk bed from his buddy Zach.  We are only using the loft section so that he has room to play.  This set came with a dresser and a ladder.  The supports are a desk and drawers/bookshelf.  Perfect for a growing boy!  I'm thinking we will have him organize his LEGOs in the smaller drawers of the bed.  We do need to get him some type of stool/chair for the desk.  With his old desk he was using a cube that was a fine height, but this desk sits a little higher.

Hopefully we won't have to do any big rearranging anytime soon since I'm done with moving furniture for now.  

I do need to get rid of a dresser/changing table that we are done with and trash an old desk that actually belonged to Justin's Uncle as a child.  Can't wait to get rid of the old furniture sitting in my upstairs hall!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Life Gets In The Way

I haven't been here much lately.  I have well meaning thoughts to get updates done and post pictures of outings.  But to be honest I have just been so exhausted I haven't wanted to take the time.  I could make the time by playing around less on FB or Twitter, I just don't want to.  All my energy is going towards staying afloat and not drowning in the day to day-ness of life with a husband, 3 kids, a dog, house, and 2 jobs(per adult).  Of all that stuff my jobs are actually what keeps me going.  I often pull into the garage, after being gone for 11 hours at work, and just sit.  Sometimes I really don't WANT to go inside.  I can often hear the fighting, arguing, yelling...from my car. I know that the second I walk in the door it will be nearly 2 hours of battles to get dinner eaten, homework checked/done, baths, snack, brush teeth, and hopefully get the kids into bed.

I love my kids so much, but parenting is not easy.  Add in a child who has severe undiagnosed behavior and possible mental "issues", for lack of a better term, and it is downright exhausting!  I am trying really hard to take care of my own mind and body right now, but since blogging does make me feel good I am going to start making more of an effort at it.  For now, here's a cute picture of my girls from their birthday party in early February.  I made their dresses and am very proud of how they turned out.  Just another thing that makes me happy!

Birthday Girls
Lily(12 months) and Noelle(6 years)

This post was inspired by Raising Cubby: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives by John Elder Robison. Parenting is a challenging job, but what challenges does a parent with Asperger's face? Join From Left to Write on March 12 as we discuss Raising Cubby. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.