If you are a regular reader of Townsend House, you will know
that I like to rearrange our rooms…often.
There are days that my husband will come home from work and the living
room is moved, our bedroom is moved, and the toy room is moved. I feel like we have some extra space in our
house (not always a bad thing), but I never know what to do with it. So I move things.
keep telling me) of having a third child, and knowing we would be having this
little one in late fall, I knew that I would need to make some changes to our
worry), and so we don’t have any toys in their room. Well, they are not supposed to have toys in
their bedroom, but a few tend to make their way there regardless of what I
do. Because I let the kids have free
reign of the art supplies most of the time, it works to have a separate space
available to keep all of their toys.
want to be running up and downstairs all the time. The main reason for this is because I have to
have a caesarean due to a car accident when I was younger (apparently fractures
in your pelvis/tail bone/hips are not conducive to natural child birth). I know how I react to surgery; I know that I
will be downstairs most of the day. So
the best option was to move the playroom downstairs again.
would prefer them to do it in one part of the house. Obviously I hope that the newest little one
will be a heavy sleeper, but I can definitely think of times when the baby may
need a little more quiet time to decompress, so having the upstairs relatively
toy free will allow this.
the day, and if I am downstairs and their toys are upstairs, they will
constantly be calling me to help them with something, and I don’t know if I
will be able to keep going up and down the stairs, at least in the beginning.
block off rooms to keep sections of the house as warm as possible. The room that had been their playroom is the
coldest room in the house, not great for playing, but very good for the
husband’s office/exercise room.
life a little bit easier. Now, whether
or not it will stay that way once the weather is warm again? I’m not sure.
I can definitely foresee a time in the not so distant future when we
will need one of these “extra” rooms as another bedroom. Then I am not sure what we will do. Hopefully that won’t be for a while though!
significant layout changes to your home when welcoming a new little one?