I just put my kids to bed in separate rooms for the first time. Its a very strange feeling. Zach just moved into his very own room in the basement. I cant believe he is big enough for it. It always felt so far away.
It took a lot of work to get that room ready to be a bedroom. Its still not completely done but its close enough that he could move in. It used to be the "toy room" it was basically the room we stashed the toys when no one was playing with them. We had no organization in there. It was a crazy room that no one went in unless they had to. Except me. It was also my computer room. I had my computer in there with a gigantic desk that had a separate set of drawers. Plus Brandon's god-awful humongous filing cabinet. The file cabinet is long and short. It took up entirely too much room. And it was COVERED in mail that Brandon swore he was going to file one day. It was a disaster area.
So, I got all the toys out and got rid of most of them. I figure anything under the top layer probably doesn't get played with anymore. And it went away. I was able to paint half of the room after that. Then I shredded all that damn mail that was on the cabinet. It took forever and my shredder hates me now but man, it felt good! Next the desk had to go out and I had to wait until Brandon could help with that. Then the filing cabinet. We had to empty it before we could move it. I have another stack of paper for when my shredder recovers. But we moved it all out.
I finished painting over the icky plyellow color (thats the color you get when you paint pale yellow over dark pink and it doesn't really cover. Its about as purty as it sounds) and Brandon tore out the nasty, old carpet and put it laminate flooring. It looks pretty cool. Zach wanted the brightest blue and the brightest green we could find and thats what he got. When I finished painting he came in and said "wow! I don't even know what to say! It looks so amazing!" The kid knows how to make me happy! It does look pretty awesome though. We got his bed in, he wanted his old white bed not his fort bed anymore. The white bed shows off his awesome super-hero bedding better. I still have to get his dresser and toy chest in for him. But he's pretty much set. I took him out and bought him a star wars poster he has been wanting for ages today. We are going to go buy a frame and get it hung up tomorrow.
He is excited about his new room. Nervous though. He is sleeping downstairs all by himself and that is a big step. He tried to do it tonight but he got scared and came up crying. I went down and read to him for awhile then just laid with him until he fell asleep. I'm trying to convince Zelda that it would be a good place for her to sleep but since there isn't a door yet it's not going so great.
Next up is selling a fort bed, a computer desk and a filing cabinet on KSL. Then transforming Chelsea's room into a big-girl Fancy Nancy princess room. Cant wait!