Friday, April 02, 2010
And Then There Were Two
I'm not sure why I put off giving Mattie her own room for so long, but I must admit that since separating them, there has been much more peace in this house. And beyond peace, there have been lovely moments when I find the girls playing together sweetly like I don't remember them ever doing before. Mattie is happy and easy to get a long with and their rooms are generally clean and easy to keep that way. It was a huge, stressful project that I did not want to do, but the end result is totally worth it. It will be fun, too, as time goes on, looking for a few more things to add to Mattie's room.
Ironically, one of the biggest things that kept us from making this move was the question of "Where will the tv go?" It dawned on me that for something we want to exercise mastery over, it sure was making us miserable. It was a huge relief then, when the cable company carried through on shutting off the cable as we requested. Now that tv is only usable for watching dvds and movies, which Mattie has agreed to "be cool" with when the other kids want to watch something on weekend evenings.