KALEN?!? WHERE ARE YOU?!
From my Cookies & Milk playdate
Everly got hand foot mouth disease and I had to call the in-laws for backup because I got sick, too. And when Mama is sick, the ship goes down, so to avoid that happening I called the g’parents. Since they’ve been here I’ve gotten to take naps, we’ve gotten to do a ton of around-the-house projects (baby gates all up in here), including setting up Everly’s water table her Mamaw got her, and life feels manageable once again. They’re going to be here for a little while longer, so I’ve crammed doctor’s appointments and playdates into that time period. Life without family next door and two babies is like that, you soak up the time they’re here and use it as wisely as possible.
Sometimes “wisely” means playing Draw Something with 25 different people while you sit around and listen to the wind blow through the windows. Or contemplate whether you should have a couple glasses of wine or a bowl of ice cream for 30 minutes. Nicole settled it for me and encouraged me to have both, maybe even pour the wine onto the ice cream.
We also decided to go ahead and get new flooring and come to find out: hardwood = not necessarily the best with kids. Now don’t get me wrong, my friend lives in an older house and the floors are just… full of character and life and I love them. I love the way they creak and look and feel. Plus the resale value is nice. But since we’re getting this brand new and we only plan on staying in this house another 3-5 years, it doesn’t make sense to invest in something that easily stains, dents, etc. and is twice the amount of laminate. The flooring place had an amazing 0% interest financing deal for 18 months, so we snatched it up.
So they’re coming to measure tomorrow and about a week later we’ll have our new floor. Here’s what we picked:
I am looking forward to finding a sippy under the couch that has been there for who knows how long and not having a complete panic attack thinking of how horribly it’s going to smell in the carpet. I’m not looking forward to the louder noise, the shining/cleaning more often and the non-hiding of dust and dirt.
So that’s the skinny, friends. Oh! And B’s new job is going wonderfully. He rocks in his new position the way he rocks pretty much in any challenge he’s given. Huge stress relief for him & I’ve definitely noticed the difference.
Life is being lived.