Internal Reshuffle

I’ve just been re-decorating the twins room in preparation for Ashley’s operation. Ashley normally sleeps on the bottom bunk but she won’t be able to get in or out of this bed after her operation so we have had a big reshuffle of sleeping arrangements. The walls have been repainted a very pale pink and we have bought a new bed – one that can fit both Ashley and I in as I will have to sleep next to her after she comes home.

Ashley fell in love with the bed and for once I put my sensible side on hold. She calls it her ‘princess’ bed and given the amount of time she will be spending in it I thought it was only right that she should choose something that made her happy. India is going to graduate from her cot to the bottom bunk, so there will be four of us sleeping in the one room for a while. We had our first trial run last night with Ashley and Carys calling it ‘girl camp’.

We had bedtime stories all squashed in one bed and then it was time for lights out. India lasted about two minutes in the bottom bunk before joining Ashley and I in the big bed and I spent the rest of the night confined to a narrow strip of bed trying not to fall out. I woke this morning in serious need if a chiropractor and a strong coffee. Not a huge success, but Ashley did tell me that she felt like a real princess waking up in her bed, so not a total failure either. Perhaps a work in progress?

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About embracingtheimperfections

I am a mother of six children. My children's ages range from 20 down to 1, so we are dealing with a lot of different ages and stages, not to mention a lot of different personalities. One of my twins has cerebral palsy so that adds yet another dimension to our lives. Along my journey so far I have learnt that life is far from perfect and that sometimes it's the imperfections that round out the harsh edges and give it a quality that is precious and unique. My love of the imperfect extends into my home life too. I love all things vintage, hand crafted, home grown and home cooked. I love to be creative and I love learning. I am definitely not a minimalist! I aspire to be tidy and organized but I am realizing that with six children, three cats and a crazy black Labrador that is probably beyond my capabilities, so I embrace the beautiful chaos that ensues!
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1 Response to Internal Reshuffle

  1. Absolutely gorgeous bed!
    My strategy is to make sure that you get plenty of quilt coverage as soon as you get into bed and hold on tightly for the whole night.

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