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Family Togetherness

Looking for an adventure? Try this one. Decide to set up your baby's new crib. Decide this at about seven pm. Realise that first you have to clean the room the crib will be set up in. Attempt to find the floor somewhere under every single toy your daughters own. Clean. Take frequent breaks to feed the baby, take the three year old to the potty and fetch things for your poor husband with the broken foot. Open the box and start to assemble crib with the help of everyone in the family- at about 9:30. I know, not the smartest thing we've ever done. But, we kept saying that we could stop at any time and finish it in the morning. We just never did. When we finally finished at about 11:30, Ellery had been asleep in our bed for quite a while, Anna was sobbing that she was so sleepy and Brendan's foot was killing him, I'm sure. But, we all still liked each other. I think that's quite an accomplishment in family togetherness.

I'll post pictures of the lovely crib later if anyone is really interested. Who am I kidding? You're getting pictures of the crib with one of her many quilts on it whether or not you're interested.


Please do share, I miss baby things.

Very strange how you wrap your mind around something like that and it just can't let go.

I remember painting my daughters room until 2a.m, several nights in a row. Somehow no matter how chaotic those things make great memories.
Meg said…
Well done.

In my family, we have many engineers and one technical writer. The instructions aren't opened. There are, of course, many opinions about how the item in question ought to be assembled and, of course, why it was designed to be put together in this way and not that way. And, of course, there is much yelling. Much yelling.

Gotta love family.

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