Saturday, January 17, 2009

The New Masters

Reality hit today. We have six kids and 3 bedrooms, one of which is being used as my husband's office while he works hard to try to bring in some income. Fortunately, the bedrooms are large and the kid's fit just fine in the bedroom that they've been using for the past 5 years. However, we've been talking about a switcheroo for the past few months in order to give them more space and ourselves, the parents, more coziness. One thing we liked about this house when we bought it, was that each bedroom has it's own bathroom. So although we will be sacrificing our double vanity and nice big tub, we still have our own private cozy bathroom.

I always thought the size of our master bedroom was kind of ridiculous. More space means more clutter which means less restful sleep (all part of the fen shui thing.) I suppose some couples have luxurious bedroom sets that take up a lot of space, but we don't. We are still functioning headboardless and out of a dresser that we picked up beside a dumpster the first year we were married. (I did paint it and make it look nice though.) Our nightstands and TV stand are hand-me-down pieces of furniture from David's grandmother. They are cute and I like them. We still have to take down the Disney Princess Poster and I hope to paint over the pink walls with an ivory or light blue to match my quilt one of these days.

The kids are thrilled with their master bedroom. They have a queen bed, a twin bed, a large dresser, 2 small dressers, 2 cribs and a bookshelf in there. They always brush their teeth and shower in our bedroom anyway, so it's really not all that big of a deal. We still have to figure out the closet situation too. With 8 people's wardrobes, closet situations can be a mess!

I love my new room! I'm so excited to sleep in it tonight. I'll have to post some pictures tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Dang! I wish I could see it! I bet they are loving the new room! The only time we ever had a master bedroom was while living at my parents house, but it just isn't the same using my parents furniture and sleeping in their bed! (although, apparently it didn't bother us too much, Grady is proof of that!) Hey, now you can stack up piles of laundry in their room! :)