Hallelujah, Colin and I finally got our bedroom back. It had been nearly a year of sharing our quarters with Jake and Joe. They weren’t bad roommates, per se, but having them in there with us was not my idea of a swell plan. With the adoption complete, we could finally put the babies where we saw fit.
So, we did. We moved them and Maddie into Warren’s room to create one big Sleeping Room. Maddie’s former bedroom is now dubbed, “The Play Room,” although her giant bunk bed still takes up half the space.
Everyone seems happy with this arrangement. The first few nights they were all too excited to be in there together, so sleep was put off longer than normal. Once they settled in, we could tell that they were glad to be all together, especially Maddie. She had spent the weeks prior to the change bunking with Warren while on vacation and then sharing with Tami and Joe’s kids while they visited. She wouldn’t know what to do with herself sleeping alone again. And why should she have to when she’s got three brothers to help her feel secure?
Despite a few kinks, like Maddie waking up in the middle of the night and going back to sleep in the doorway, I think everyone has settled into the new set-up. Just don’t mind the disaster you see on the floor! Ugh.
Hooray for getting our own space again!
P.S. Yes, that is a cardboard box you see on the top bunk (Warren’s bed). He decided he just had to have a bed for the teddy bear he got from the judge on adoption day. I’m just trying to remember that this request is a sweet gesture as I attempt to block out that nasty chemical cardboard smell that’s permeating the room.