Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Room of His Own...Or Not.

I don't think I've made any secret about the fact that we're trying to sell our house. We've been trying for almost a year.

We've loved this house - it's been good to us. It's sturdy, it's old, it has character and high ceilings and big windows and more storage than you'd expect in a house that's over 150 years old (although that storage is not necessarily in the form of useful closets).

We've brought all our babies home here. Some of the happiest days of my life, our life, have been here.

But it's two bedrooms and one bath.

Now, I'm trying not to whine about that. I realize that a good, reliable roof over our heads and working indoor plumbing actually make us rich compared to how most people lived through history and even now.

We've learned lots of things about getting rid of possessions that aren't loved or useful. We've learned how to maximize space and organize things.

But it's still two bedrooms and one bath.

So, we want to sell. We want a bit more space. OK, I'd like a lot more space but I'll settle for "a bit" as long as "a bit" means at least one more bedroom and one more half bath.

So, in the midst of our discussions about moving and looking for a new-to-us house, I told Philip the other day that one more reason I'd like to move now is so I can decorate a room for our new baby boy. After all, I've been pinning things like this:
And this:
Alongside my usual pins of how multiple children can share the same space.Like this:
But I don't think Philip has imagined the same things.

"His own room?" I could tell from my husband's incredulous tone that giving our baby boy his own room was not one of Philip's priorities for this move.

"Maybe if he grows up and gets a job he can have his own room," he said.

"He's not even born yet," I protested. "You can't insist he get a job while he's still in utero."

"I knew you were going to coddle him," my husband informed me.

Yes, well, I suppose you could call it that.

By the end of our conversation (and yes, the teasing went on for longer than I've shared here and became even more ridiculous), we were both laughing so hard we could hardly speak.

But I still want to decorate a room for him.


Elisabeth said...

I don't think one more room and a half bath is too much to ask for a family your size!!
When you do move, I'll be waiting for a post on who ends up with that third room! =)
Just tonight, at bedtime, Hannah said she can't wait to have her room back. I told her she might never have her own room again. She did not like the sound of that.

Karin said...

Hope your wishes come true! Those are such great decorating ideas. My favorite has to be the bunks - love it! But, we're done with all that - now it's the young folks turn!

Jodi G. said...

lol I'm so happy and excited for you guys!!!! :) Boys are SO different and SO fun!!!! I really hope you can find a house soon! Our house is alot like yours --- I totally understand! ;) oh! and I love seeing your decorating pins and saving the ideas for our "someday house"!! :)

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