We decided last week that we'd spend the long holiday weekend re-arranging bedrooms. Drool Prince has the smallest bedroom which is decked out in pretty stained wood. I love the room personally.. Drool Prince has decided that it would be a good idea to use his dinosaur tails to scratch the wood to death in spots all over the place. It is KILLING me. So I decided that he needed to get out of that room before I had to kill him. So there was a huge debate on how we were going to re-arrange rooms yet again. In the end, we never got around to re-arranging rooms.. Drool Prince has slipped into his "good" phase and this should last us a few months or so before he starts to become destructive again so I have a little more time to figure it out.
Instead we cleaned out The Corner. I really wish I had taken before and after pictures but I didn't think of it until after.. naturally. What is The Corner you ask? It is this room in the basement (remember I have a mostly finished basement) that has a big closet, a HUGE ass workbench, some storage shelves and plenty of space.. It's not closed in as a separate room but kinda open still , thus the name The Corner. When we moved here, everything we didn't want to unpack right away went there. As time progressed, if we didn't know where to put something , it went there.. Everything piled into the corner.. Perhaps I'm not correctly emphasizing how big this corner is.. If the workbench were taken out, it would work for a small bedroom.
It was full of crap.
So we sat and we sorted.
We sat and got sore. (old bones? or just old..)
We threw stuff away. A truckload went to the dumpster.
We found things that we had completely forgotten about.
We took a van full of stuff to the donation box.
I still have a big pile of little girl stuff that I have piled to one side for a pregnant friend to go thru.
I may have cried more than once.
My babies! !!
They have grown so big.
All these little things that will never be used again in this house.
I may have tried to bribe Daddy Chaos with BJs anytime he wanted if he'd go get unsnipped.
It probably didn't work.
I may just make him let me keep some of my baby stuff so I can look at it and sigh.
At least The Corner looks pretty now!
|look you can see the floor!|
|All pretty and cleaned up (mostly).|