Over the past few months I have been getting real furniture for the older girls room. Their furniture used to consist of two plastic sets of drawers, Jojo's toddlers bed, and two army-loaned mattresses stacked on each other that we called Sophie's bed. Now, because I love Ikea and I love bunkbeds, this is what their room looks like.
This is Sophie's bed. The little cover thing came for free when I bought one of the bunkbeds off the equivalent of Craigslist here. I thought it would be a problem only having one--but Jojo doesn't like the dark so she didn't want it.
And here is Jojo's side. At night time I sit on the bench made by their drawers and lean against the heater while I read Little House on the Prairie to them. Well, while I USED to read Little House on the Prairie to them. We just finished tonight. We also started Little House in the Big Woods.
Also, speaking of me being an awesome mom (probably better than all of you), now that Sophie is kind of on a roll memorizing stuff, I want her to memorize more. We memorized the first article of faith today (Seriously, it's so easy for her. I can't decide if she's just a genius (probably smarter than your kids) or I am just very bad at memorizing (I am horrific at memorizing). But either way, I figure memorizing things is something that as a society we do less and less, and I think is a valuable tool. Also, it's cool to memorize things.
But the articles of faith are a) kind of boring and b) something tons of people are going to have her memorize. I thought poetry might be a cool way to start. For about five minutes I had a little daydream about my girls belting out Tyger Tyger. But...the poetry for kids is boring to me, and the poetry I like is boring for kids. Maybe we will just do songs, actually. I don't need to make this into something hard. We'll do ones they like. In other words---we are going to memorize all of High School Musical 1, 2 and 3.
Also, do you remember when I posted about the book Eleanor and Park? Well, the author has written two other books and I have now read both of them. Ohmygoodnesssogood. Yesterday I was in a bit of a funk because I finished her last book and another one doesn't come out until next JULY. That is forever. I can't bring myself to read anything else, it's just going to depress me until I can forget for a little bit how awesome her book are. I wish I hadn't read them so fast.
Also, I am having a real problem caring about other people lately. I can't imagine why I should care about anything when CHRIS IS COMING HOME! Who cares about primary programs, doing laundry, getting Sophia registered for school next year, talking to other humans? Who cares about life after December? Not me. I try to care. But it's like trying to focus on something really far away. Your eyes get tired and you pick something easier to see...like CHRIS COMING HOME!
This post has rambled long enough.