Friday, May 25, 2012

A new room for JJ

Where has the school yr gone to?!  I say school yr and not year because my life is measured it seems, by the length of time is left before summer vacation starts. Right now there is just a little under one month left, then soccer time, pool time..and I'm sure lots of roblox time on the computer will hit our household.  There hasn't been a whole lot going on around here to be honest. JJ has had an extended period of not getting into trouble at school, and things here have been calm. I love these times.

I also got notice that JJ's disability paperwork has finally gone thru the Gov and I got a check three weeks ago. Since its "his money" in my mind, I got him to look at furniture and then bought him a complete new bedroom set.  He is almost 12 and has old everything, from bed to an old antique dresser that belonged to N's gr.parents. I then set about painting the spare room his favorite colour orange, with some pretty nice navy blue stripes (if I don't say so myself) on one wall to break it all up a bit.  I did it during the day while he was at school and left the door closed so he had no idea what surprise I had instore for him in there. This room is a little bigger than his current room and the new bed will look better on a side wall than the way his current bed is sitting in his room now. He was so excited that I painted for him, and super excited when he saw it which he exclaimed "I guess I better like the colour orange for a long while huh?! lol

It was a painful experience for me since my joints just don't like me doing anything. But with the help of some Tylenol every 4-6 hrs I got it accomplished in a week. The furniture arrived, and then the horrible task of trying to get N in the mood to put it all  Of course with JJ asking each day when he would get "around to" putting his bed together really  But papa got it together for him in a weeks time, its a beautiful set consisting of a loft bed sitting on top of a desk on one end with a built in light over head and a drawer for all his "diary books" and a book case with two drawers on the other end and of course his favorite part is the open part in the middle where he can sit and play under his bed. It really is the perfect bed for a boy. I also went out and bought him a 24" flat screen tv and wall mount so he can lay in bed and watch tv and chill out before bed. The hard part was finding a comforter that had orange but wasn't girly with flowers all over it. I did manage to find THE ONLY orange mixed coloured comforter in town! And it looks really good.
It was nice to see that illusive smile on his face when he got to spend his first night sleeping in there. Of course the dresser is still in its crate and not put together yet, but I'm sure with JJ asking him every day it will get done this weekend after golf, of course.

I left his old bed and dressers in his old room and will now use that for the spare guest room and where our cat Dora now likes to curl up on the bed and have a mid afternoon snooze.

Well I should run for now, JJ is due home from school and I really want to run out to Walmart. I hope he is in the mood to go since I didn't mention to him this morning that we had to go out shopping after school and, well, as I have said before..Aspie kids don't like things sprung on them. Wish me luck!

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