Mess to better.

Sunday, my new singular day off. Except that I spent this one making good on the bunk bed I’d promised Ian months ago.

I had ordered it last week, searching diligently for a full-sized frame to accommodate his inherited sleep number mattress, yet a frame in my meager budget. It arrived and sat on our living room floor for most of this week waiting for enough time to complete the process.

I spent several hours making Ian clean up his hidden messes just to get the room ready for assembly. There was much yelling on my part because I was mortified by the things he was able to hide from everyone in the old configuration of massage tables with mattress on top. Plus he continued to push buttons while the process was unfolding. I probably could have handled it better.

I was just so darn upset that here I was trying to do something nice, keep my promise, and he didn’t seem to care about his end of the deal. Kids, cats, and puppy dogs! Oh my.

There was not much Zen with any of them yesterday.

Yet, I did get it assembled with Nathan’s hellp in in about 2 hours, and then proceeded to organize kids toys and school stuff so that it wasn’t just Ian’s bedroom. It was now Ian’s and Katherine’s bedroom, playroom, and school room.

Except for my displays of temper, I’m happy with the results. Plus it made our living room much more comfortable once I finished relocating toys, blackboard, and furniture.

So ultimately a rough ride to a happy ending. … Now to figure out how to create smoother rides for future rounds.

May you all have low temper, smooth rides, to wonderful endings.

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