Friday, September 28, 2007

Proud of My Kids!

We did some moving around in our house, and the Tara and Jane moved out of the room they have slept in for the last nine years, to another bedroom, that was used as a play room. The cleaning out of their old room was quite a lot of work, as was cleaning out the play room to get it ready for them. They spent many many hours, organizing, and throwing away all kinds of crap.

They had decided they would like bunk beds for their new room. Two weeks ago, we went out and found them some nice bunk beds, with the tiny complication that it came in a boxes, in 89 parts, with 513 screws to be screwed in. The kids decided they wanted to put it together by themselves, but in the end, it was just Cees and Tara who did the bulk of the work. And a lot of work it was. Things kept falling apart. Fingers got hurt. New curse words were invented. Screws got bent.

But, they did it! They got it put together. Then when hubby pointed out they had made some mistakes, they partly disassembled it , and put it together again. It was a huge amount of work.

I am very much in awe about how Cees and Tara just did this, and admire their persistence and determination.

Now the girls have a new room with new bunk beds and are very happy about it. Next project is cleaning out the rest of their old room and moving the little ones into it.


Kathy said...

Wow you should be proud. I remember when my son Philip built Anna's toddler bed(that she never, and I was impressed. But bunk beds that's a huge job. Congrats to them, on working together and getting it all done. I hope the girls enjoy their new room.

aka_Meritt said...

1) Photos please!

2) I'm more proud (and in awe) of you. I have such control issues I never could have stood by and let my kids do something like that without losing patience and stepping in. LOL. Then again... come to think of it... my kids WOULD never want to do something like that. Ever.

Annelies said...

Kees heeft ook een nieuwe kamer, en die heeft samen met een vriendinnetje zijn bed en bureau in elkaar gezet. Bed en bureau kwamen ook in 6 platte kartonnen dozen...

NannyOgg said...

I would love to post pictures, but I don't have a working camera at the moment.

Give me a few days and I'll oblige you ^^