I only have 3 more weeks until closing!! You have GOT to be kidding me!! Here has been my summer so far:
YAY WE GOT THE HOUSE!!
YAY We won a trip
Clean and pack for trip
Go on trip
Unpack from trip and do laundry
Start packing the house...slowly
And I'm also planning my baby sister's bridal shower. I have to send invites out in about 5 weeks, so I'm trying to plan and pack. 0.0
Then there is our day-to-day life of raising the 3 kids and trying to keep their life as much "normal" as possible right now. DH is working longer hours (12-14 hr days 5 days week and a 10 hour day), so he's not around much to help right now.
I'm doing it alone. But, my MIL is helping pack whenever she can. She came over for an afternoon this past weekend and is coming again this weekend. Life is a bit crazy around here right now. lol So in the next 3 weeks I have to pretty much have all I can pack up, packed up. Wish me luck!! With DH gone, it's not as easy as I'd hoped. But, I'm determined to do it and make his life as easy as possible when it comes to packing.
Now on to the countdown . . . . # 21 THEIR OWN ROOMS!!
My kids get each have their own rooms!! I am MOST excited for this one. My eldest will be 10 in Novemeber (5 months) and she is tired of sharing a room with her 6 yr old sister. I don't blame her. She hasn't come right out and said it, but her frustration shows. She's a good kid. She has tried to make the best of it.
They currently sleep in a bunkbed. She is ready for her "big" bed back. I think it's a full, but may be queen. She's ready for a quiet space to call all her own. I understand that.
My 6 yr old is also pretty excited about having her OWN room. But for her it's less about privacy and more about control. She knows she can forbid her sister from entering it and that makes her feel special. lol I also know the first night in the new house will be hard for her. A big new room, all alone. She has been sharing a room with her sister since she was 3 1/2. It's gonna be a tough transition at night I think. But we'll get there. =)
And my baby girl, my 2 yr old will have a room to put most of her toys in and play. (no more toys all over my den!) It will be a real room! Not a storage room with her bed in it. =( My kids will start having a NORMAL life again!! I can't tell you how much this means to not only me and their dad, but to each of them too. =)
Hmmmm....maybe when they get their own rooms, they'll be less bickering btwn the two.... One can always hope! lol