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The List Item Number 2
For those of you who don’t know, we suffered a flood back in April which took out our kitchen and schoolroom which is directly beneath the kitchen. Our hot water line broke which went to the dishwasher. The kitchen is finished and we are putting on finishing touches downstairs. Today, we are completing the floors and putting furniture in place. We all took time to redesign what we wanted as we starting a new year 😉 Â See, we had to replace ceilings, walls and the floors. It was gutted.
Why not start over? We got to dream of ‘the perfect room’. It is morphing from a young boys schoolroom to a teens room.. We are keeping the quiet reading area but the blocks are going away. The science area is expanding and we are setting up a computer station. We are taking away the younger pictures on the walls and looking for age appropriate, academically relevant posters and ideas to hang around the room. It was a brown room, now a lovely blue.. we are still in the design phase!
The boys helped, actually put in most of the flooring themselves with supervision of Dad and I. They were able to gain their weight room back and redesigned that as well.
This gives the boys the knowledge how to fix things, repair and use their hands. And the girls too. We want our children to learn self sufficiencyÂ as much as possible. Let them know how to do things so when they move out, they know how to cook, how to clean, how to take care of themselves and make repairs as needed. And to fix things together as a family is fun! They get to design their space, their rooms, and since we spend so much time in this room, we felt it was important for them to have an imput into its design as well.”
We are so not done so I will post pics with the finished product but we are slinging hammers and moving furniture today 🙂 Building memories and growing hearts 🙂
What’s on your list?