Letting the Little Bird Fly (And Getting Stuff Done)


Tomorrow my Peanut leaves for Hawaii with my parents for ten days. Must be nice to be 6 and traveling the world. Haha. There are some people that think I’m crazy to let her travel halfway around the world without me. To those people, I’d like to say, Mind your own business. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and she’s going with her grandparents – two people who treat her like she’s their own and love her beyond words. Also, I might add, two people who have raised 7 children into adulthood. If we all survived, I think my daughter will too.

Now, to counter my last post, I’m planning on being as productive as humanly possible with an infant in the house while she’s gone. First spot to tackle? Her playroom.

This is a room that I had such great plans for before we moved in. I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to it and all my plans. Then the actual move in process happened and my boxes ended up in there as well as a whole bunch of toys she’s outgrown. Some of those will be utilized when Little E gets big enough to play with them. (What kid doesn’t want a toy kitchen? Boys have to eat too!) The plastic makeup vanity, however, we no longer need. Yes, she’s still into makeup. But she’s getting older and I’d like to create a more useful little station for her. She’s also not really into playing dress up anymore. That’s a whole corner of the play room that I can get rid of (I’m keeping the garden gnome costume, though. A) It’s gender neutral, and B) Look at the picture below, courtesy of walmart.com. It’s hilarious.)


Anyway, the plan is to go through the room, get rid of anything that doesn’t actually get played with anymore (and will likely never be played with again) and organize it in a way that actually looks cute and is functional. Oh, and to get my crap out of that room while I’m at it.

I’d like to put up some shelving for all of the boxed toys (board games, games that have yet to be opened- we have a lot of those-, puzzles, jewelry making kits, etc), maybe decorate the walls a little, and create a reading corner. We’ll see how that all plays out. It also depends upon what I can find on sale. Good thing it’s yard sale season!

Wish me luck!



Author: Candice

I am a wife, mom of 1 1/2 (it'll officially be 2 in May), part time waitress, avid reader, and an unpaid comedian, chauffeur, cook, maid, therapist, and cuddler. I love my family more than anything and as scared as I am to start over on this whole mom gig, I'm so excited to do it again.

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