Monday, October 13, 2008

The Big Swap.

About a year a go I incautiously mentioned to Princess that it might be an idea if she changed bedrooms with us parents. It's not that she's got a small bedroom as it's about 10' x 11' (that's a "good sized double" in new built houses!!) but ours is bigger at 12' x 15'. I feel that since kids not only sleep in their bedrooms but also play, need lots of toy storage room, floor room, have mass sleepovers etc then it's daft to have the parents hogging the second biggest bedroom in the house.

I forgot about this, but Princess did not. At the time when she asked "When???" I said "Oh, when you're seven or so." Her seventh birthday is on Saturday next. She had not forgotten. She is expecting this bedroom by then, so she tells me. Argh!!!

It is a good idea, but the thought of actually doing the swap makes me want to take up drinking. I am practically teetotal so this is a drastic step, you understand? It seems easier just to obey...it often is with Princess! Unfortunately though our bedroom also houses part of my vast stash and craft book collection, and there's not a lot of places left to put this unless it's up in the much-beloved attic. Oh well..one day, that attic will be my studio. It will have to be, really. There is no other room in this house that could hold even half my stash and craft equipment.

So today being the start of the half term holiday I decide to get started given that I should have a ready supply of child slave labour availible. Currently the slave labour is lying on the floor of the lounge watching rubbish American kids sit-coms, but that at least gives me time to cram my stuff into boxes. Their time will come, hehehe.

Wish me luck.

6 comments:

Toni said...

You're a braving woman than me, my friend. On the other hand perhaps moving your stash into the attic is the first step in fiber studio development. good Luck!

Rosie said...

Gulp! That Princess of yours obviously has a very good memory. Good luck and (as Toni says, too) think of this as the beginning of the studio.

rho said...

ohhhh what toni said -- what would you have to do to turn it into your studio?? With a comfy chair to knit in - a place for the spinning wheel(s) a good light - maybe an electric hot water kettle so you can make tea, music you love .... mmmm sounds like a plan ;)

Linda said...

Oooo! It does sound like a plan and a great place to hide out!

Audrey S. from Knittyboard said...

We did that when we first moved in, and for the same reasons. DD was 5, but all we do in our bedroom is sleep (well, mostly, anyway ;) ) and she entertains her friends in there. It really has worked out much better for all of us! Good luck with the move...

zippiknits said...

Reading this 6 days later and I'm wondering if you got the child labor going, I'm sure you did if it meant an advantage of space! ;o)

I never did get the biggest bedroom for myself, but when the big bedroom became empty because the nest was empty, it's now my craft room. I put my big foot down, hard.