Thursday, January 19, 2012

New and Improved

When I approached our children with the idea of the changing of the schoolroom, I met with a predictable response.

"We can't do it!"  Braeden said, "Let's wait for Dad."

"We can do it," I promised.

"I like it the way it is.  It won't work.  Noooooooo."


And we did. (And it helped that Braeden could have friends over after it was done.)

Here's how it looked before (roughly--these were taken last summer but it was mostly like that still):

Here's how it looked after:

I got rid of one desk, moved one bookshelf to the stairway landing and two bookshelves to the hall.

I need to move the rug over but I really do need Adam for that.  He needs to lift the futon which weighs approximately 2 million tons (because he's the only one that can do it alone) and everyone else needs to grab a corner of the rug.

When Adam got home from work, he gave his stamp of approval.  He asked Braeden if he'd helped (yes, a lot...there were a lot of books to move and heavy stuff too).  Braeden said, "I doubted her at first, but it worked."

I said, "Braeden, when are you going to learn not to doubt me?"

Adam added, "I still doubt her sometimes, but I've learned not to object."

Sometimes you have to take what you can get.


Marianne said...

Looks lovely

Olivia Cobian said...

When are you and Braeden coming to work your magic here?


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