It's 2:15am and instead of sleeping, I'm posting due to being too wired from our hard work this evening. After avoiding the project and heading to the mall with Amber, Blake and I got started at 10:30pm on Carter's room. We cleared out his twin bed, his desk, nightstand and wall decor.
Seems like a simple task, but Carter is a pack rat and puts things in places I didn't know were possible. How do toys get UNDER a trundle bed when I can barely move the thing to store stuff inside it?
His new bunkbed arrives tomorrow and so we had to make room. I'm incapable of just clearing space, so his entire closet was sorted through, toys separated, donation bags filled, etc. There is no cure for my OCD personality and sweet Blake knows that better than anyone. While doing his own part of the move, he simply shook his head and went on.
I'm sure the guys delivering and setting up tomorrow are going to be less than thrilled to find that this mammoth bunkbed we bought goes upstairs and down the hall, furthest from the stairwell. It's a loft system, complete with a desk, drawers, and shelves.
We've been casually looking for furniture for the past few months, but were greatly encouraged to purchase recently when Jack figured out how to climb out of his crib. Blake had one too many near-heartaches at the sight of Jack right in his face at 4:00am saying "Hi!!!"
So, the idea is that Jack is moving in with Carter and the boys will share a room, allowing us a guest room. I've always wanted my kids to share rooms. It's good for them and the memories I have from sharing with my sisters are wonderful. At one point, I shared with Ceason and Caroline. 3 girls in one room! It was fun.
This may just be a 2 or 3 year stay. As soon as Carter feels the need for his space, we'll move Jack out and transition furniture again. For now, though, they have lots of great nights ahead filled with staying up too late, telling secrets, building forts and more. I can't wait to see how it all plays out.