Tuesday, September 19, 2006

planning and preparation

Next monday is Hermes' first vacation day from school. The school he goes to has one day everymonth off for a teacher enrichment/planning day, plus all the normal school holidays. This will have him finishing school a little later on june than most kids, but will also keep him and the teachers and other students from burning out. Their is a higher risk of student/teacher burnout at an immersion school than at a standard school, but so far, all is well. I am planning on us cleaning his room on his day off, he is really excited to help clean it, and to help me plan on how to arrange it, since Thor is moving to a toddler bed, and Buddha needs to be transitioned into his crib. Hubby and I think that we might just keep the crib in our room until Buddha is a little older, to make things easier for everyone.
Also, SistahGirl is moving in with us at the end of the month. Everyone here in Housewifeland is very excited about the addition to our population, even though it is going to mean some massive restructuring around here. First, I am getting the ENTIRE house, basement and all, CLEAN. Not clean as in presentable, but *CLEAN* as in floors sparkling, everything washed, mopped, sweapt, etc.. a place for everything, everything in its place...clean! I am doing this with Hubby's help(YAY), and it is being done for a few reasons. A) It just needs to be done, really, we are slobs, and it isn't good for us. B) winter is coming and I need to have places and spaces for the kids to play. C) I will be watching a friends baby when she goes back to work, soon, and it will be easier all around if the house is clen and lastly, and high in the order of importance, with SistahGirl moving on in, we need to rearrange. Her room is going to be where the computers are now, the computers need to get moved, and that will have to be downstairs or in the basement. She doesn't have all that much stuff, from the sounds of it, but more stuff in means more stuff has to go out. Hubby and I have been talking about doing a major cleaning/sorting/tossing/donating for a while now, and this is the impetus to get off our asses and do it!
Since the compy room is being turned back into a bedroom, depending on what happens after SistahGirl moves out, in about six months, is we will either put the comps back in(not to fond of that idea, but at the same time rather okay with it), or Bro-in-law and his woman might move in there, or we might make it Hermes room, and then have Buddha and Thir share the room that is now Thor and Hermes'. I like this last idea the best. It gives the younger two a room together, that will be vary spacious with just the younger two's furniture, and a toddler/baby safe place to play. Espessially since this would be happenning in and abouts Buddha's first birthday, so I will be very comfy with him and Thor playing together in a room. It will give Hermes some privacy, so that he can unwind after school in peace, and we can put a desk in for him to do his homework at. Also he coud then have some space to set up soem of his train toys with out having to put them away every night. Hermes makes some really eleaborate track layouts and builds some gorgeous block houses and garages, I would like for him to be able to keep some set up, if he so desires. It will also enable us to put a baby gate in front of Thor's room without having to worry about Hermes tripping over it in the middle of the night, that way we don't have to worry about Thor waking up and wandering the house...if he needs to potty he is certainly loud enough to wake us.
So, I have a lot of planning, prep, arrangeing and what not to be doing...but I think Housewifeland will deffinately benefit from it.

1 comment:

Sistahgirl said...

Yay! I am excited to move in.