Jerry and I’ve the home to ourselves proper now, which feels bizarre. Though we have been away from the boys earlier than (as much as every week), it nonetheless feels a bit nerve racking when they’re gone for thus lengthy. This morning, they went up north to my sister’s “camp”–the place we went final 12 months for my dad and mom’ fiftieth marriage ceremony anniversary–and they will be there for an extended weekend, coming dwelling Monday.
Noah and Eli have been planning this journey since final 12 months, which was after I allow them to go on their very own as properly. It might sound loopy, letting them drive 10 hours when Noah was 17 years outdated, however he is a extra accountable driver than any grownup I do know, that is for certain! Eli is 16 proper now.
With Noah turning 18 this subsequent month, I actually wished the boys to have this journey together–who is aware of how for much longer they will have the ability to? Noah’s girlfriend Claire goes, as is Eli’s girlfriend McKenzie (each are tremendous good women!) and I am certain they will have enjoyable. They plan to hike, tube down a river, go fishing, and luxuriate in Lake Superior. Jeanie and Shawn shall be there, too 😉
I’ve huge plans for this complete weekend and I actually hope that the whole lot goes properly! Bear in mind when the boys went to Hilton Head a number of years in the past and Jerry and I fully redid their bedrooms? We even knocked out a part of a wall in Eli’s room to broaden the opening to his closet.
Noah’s been asking to remake his bed room for some time however at any time when I point out it, he will get overwhelmed by the prep work (i.e. cleansing) he’ll need to do to prepare for it. I need him to come back dwelling to a room that he is been describing. (Mother or Jeanie or whoever could also be studying this that is aware of Noah, please do not point out this to him!)
So, I plan to take the whole lot out (which is straightforward since he has no mattress! He insisted on switching to a Japanese-style mattress that lies on the ground that will get put away within the morning. Then I will prep the partitions, paint, manage his stuff, and *hopefully* get his cabinets completed and held on the partitions.
After I’m executed with that, I might wish to deep clear Eli’s room. Joey spends 90% of his time in Eli’s room and I odor canine each time I stroll in there. It does not appear to trouble Eli, however I might like for him to come back dwelling to one thing good, too.
This are SO MUCH simpler to scrub when the boys do not are available like a twister and throw their stuff in all places! I am actually enthusiastic about getting the whole lot clear and arranged. The children at all times prefer it when it is like that, however they hate doing the work for it. I do not do it typically for them, however when they’re away from dwelling, it is the proper alternative. Jerry is working a lot of the time, so this shall be an ideal challenge for me to do.
I might higher go get began! Hopefully have some progress photos to replace this weekend 🙂