This has been a really great break. I have felt pretty good, my parents were here and we’ve had a nice time just being at home.
One of the super perks is that I’m feeling good enough to clean out this house (actually, cleaning is kept to a minimum — it’s mostly just organizing, and throwing/giving away). We have to clean out more than your average family since our house is less than 1200 square feet. Mostly I just wanted to go through EVERY. THING. Make sure it’s all stuff we want, use and need. My husband has been less than enthused with my wanting to clean, clean, clean. It’s so envigorating though, and you get ideas about how to use the stuff better that you have. I think I always get that bug at the new year. Mostly because my husband is home and we’re all off and it’s a good time to throw out old papers, etc.
One of our big issues is that all 3 kids will share a room, at least for the time being (Conner could move into the office if he ever gets a Greg Brady in his system and needs some privacy). I am trying to figure out how to get all their stuff in the room. It’s definitely a challenge, to say the least. I think I have it pretty well figured out. But, do you have kids in the same room, and how does it work out? I should mention we don’t do much playing in their bedroom. We have a playroom that holds most of the toys, so that helps out a lot. I’m sure some of you are aghast at the thought of it — but it’s part of living here. We will never be able to afford a larger home here. However, we are able to use our yard almost the entire year, so that’s nice. Just a part of the CA living. At least we don’t roll out mattresses in our living room (yet).