Friday, January 29, 2010

and it continues....

We are in full fledge renovation mode now. Yuck. You can imagine, as an organizing junkie and perfectionist freak, this stage does not sit well with me. To be honest, I don't even mind the dirt. I can handle that. Having 3 smaller children, you have to be able to handle dirt. (We all know that as soon as you wash the kitchen floor, someone spills orange juice.)

The disarray and chaos though...I am having a very difficult time with.

Like...the fact that my living room furniture is squeezed into my kitchen.
Or that my closet buckets and linen supplies are smushed up into the top of Aliahs closet.

That the rest of my closet contents lay strewn amongst my sheets and a pile of tools and who-knows-what-else!

That I have no railings going down and dirty plywood steps.
(He looks as about impressed as I am!!)
I wish it didn't bother me so much. I mean, I WAS the one asking for a change. And, in the end, it is going to be really.very.great! But now, while we live through it, I am having a ridiculously hard time.
Silly. I know.
One very late night this week, as my husband worked away at all the little, essential jobs, I aimlessly walked around wondering what I could do. I hate that feeling. I didn't know where to start, didn't have CONTROL of anything. (I have issues people, issues!!) So...I decided I would christen our subfloors.

When the kids woke up the next morning, and stood around reading all the magic marker scribbled across the entire floors, inquiring "why on earth would you colour all over the floor mom? " and " what does that say mom? What does persevere mean?"

my 2yo spoke up...
"Bad momma. Bad. Paper onwy. No cowor on fwoor. Paper onwy."


Shari said...

I feel your pain. Soon you will be marvelling at your beautiful new house and settled nest!! Patience

Megan said...

so cute. and i'm glad it's getting done!

Jen said...

Oh Amy!
I would be having a VERY hard time...then end result I ma sure will be very worth it...but I am not sure I would make it through that long.

You better hide all writing and coloring medium until those sub floors are covered...Littlest Missy is sure to think she should be helping to Christen the floors....long after they are the finished ones too!

Maureen said...

Amy I sooo get the frustration
but once it's done the feeling is amazing.I can't wait to see the pictures when it's completed.

gitz said...

That's fantastic! I remember being little when we were going to be redoing the walls upstairs and mom and dad let us write all over them. It was awesome!

Maybe that's why I still write on my walls today :)

Tamatha said...

hahaha! You made me smile:o)

The Hippie Moose said...

now I see where she gets it from!