Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Make a deal with the Devil

I went shopping yesterday. It felt soooo good to get out of the house where we've been couped up for the last week! The kids and I went to Ikea. It was an absolute nightmare!! Grace was the worst i've ever seen her in public. It was awful. I wanted to just turn around and leave but we drove all the way there and I wasn't about to just leave. I bribed her with everything I could think of. I had lollipops in my bag, didn't want one. I had m&m's, nope. I tried everything. Nothing was working. So I finished what I could and paid and left. We bought Grace a big girl bed since her convertible crib thing just isn't cutting it. She doesn't want to sleep in it b/c it's just her crib the same but taking the front bars off, well she just screams and screams that her bed is broken and she needs to fix it before she sleeps in it. So here we are, we got her bunk beds b/c her and Evan might be sharing a room in the near future and the top bunk is only about 3 and a half feet off the ground and it has bars so I think she can handle it. We'll see. We want to finish our attic to make it a play room but we are going to try to do some other home improvements before we do that one so in the meantime we are going to put the two of them in her room and make Evan's room a play/craft room. We'll see how it works. This weekend we have an unforseen home improvement project, Matt and the guy across the street, Denny, are going to fix our electric since we are having major issues with it. It seems to be an easy fix though. I can't wait until Matt finally has a day off. Friday is his first one in 2 weeks. Uggg...everyone is just exhausted. The kids miss him so much. They only seen him for about a half hour every day and that's right before bed so it's no quality time. I think i'm going to go back to Ikea this week to get the rest of the things that I wanted. I made a list so it should be in and out. Now that I know how to get there I won't mind driving there as long as it's not on the weekend with everyone else. Since we decided that we're going to stay living here for a little while longer, probably around 2 years, we are trying to make this house work for us as much as possible. And organizing things is key. Since the house is so old we have no closets except for one in each room and the kids closets are pretty much worthless so i'm just getting organized. finally. I feel like i've been trying and trying and it hasn't worked since we'vce lived here but I guess it might be because I didn't want to spend any money on organizational things. Now I know that I have to and am going to so here we go!! Well, no one had a nap yesterday to speak of and everyone slept awful last night so we are all tired today. I feel like I got hit by a bus. I think from stress. It's been a stressful week. Off to clean....and organize!! I need to be on that TLC show that organizes everything for you.

1 comment:

Megan A. said...

bummer! sorry to hear that you had such a rough trip to IKEA. I think it is great that you are going to work on the house and make it work for you though!

Hey, if you do go back to IKEA can you pick up something for me? I need a pack of curtain clips. Or I could potentially meet you there if you wanted to go on Friday. I have Friday off.