I decided to look up my home address, well because it’s always good to check what’s in the WWW about you and what I found was my home value has risen according to one website anyways and another thing I found was my square footage of this small home I bought four years ago. Do you know the square footage of our home is only 1024?? Yes, it’s true! We also live in a two bedroom home with 1 bathroom …. 3 kids + 2 adults + 2 bedrooms = Mommy & Daddy Share their room!
The reality is last Summer we created an additional bedroom but it’s only 18′ x 6′ … yeah and that’s what my oldest calls her room. It works for her, she has happy to be out of her wild brothers bedroom where she would often be found with a sippy cup upside the head. Seriously, my now three year old used to be so bad at bed time that even if he was sleeping, when he woke up every hour or two, his lovely sister would be hit with something flying across the room. This is why we creating Ki her own space, to allow her to get the rest she needs and peace of mind having her own space.
Now we have Baby K who just turned one in August and he’s certainly ready for his own space. The problem is; do we place him in the bedroom with our crazy 3 year old (who is doing much better by the way) OR do we just keep him safe in our room? In all reality I would love him to be out of our room, I miss being able to fall asleep to my favorite movies on our bedroom television and being able to be on my phone in the middle of the night talking to friends without worrying about waking up a child. Not to mention sharing your bedroom with a one year can certainly take a toll on your romance … like seriously … romance, what’s that? lol
The moral of my story is this; although we are a happy family and we enjoy the time we have together, everyone needs more space and this house is starting to shrink the older the kids get and our relationship starts to shrink the older the kids get … I like to believe my husband and I are strong enough to live this way for as long as we need to, but there certainly are days where I know in my heart a larger home would open up a happiness like no other.
I am always trying to look to the positive of a situation, so my reality is what it is, nothing can be changed, unless by chance a PR firm who works for a home building company contacts me or ABC’s Home Makeover happens upon my house, which of course is pretty much going to be in my dreams! The honest point is that no matter how small a home seems and no matter how bad your life seems at the moment, try to look at what you are happy for and what it is that makes you a family … keep smiling because we all get what we need eventually!
Make it a Happy Day!