One of the great gifts of parenthood is learning to care (less) about what everyone else thinks. I find it impossible to fully let go of my insecurities, but as time goes on, I realzing that pleasing the people who I love, the people who love me and myself are the ones that matter. Everyone else, well, why are you passing judgement on me?
Lately I've been thinking alot about my home. We have a great home. It is loud and often messy. It has tall ceilings and alot of light. It has a big yard and a nice new kitchen. It is in an amazing neighborhood with a great park near by. We are house proud. And there are alot of people out there who think we are nuts. Heres why, we are at the tail end of a renovation project that will turn our two bedroom house into three bedrooms. Yep, you read that right, 7 people, 2 bedrooms. Soon, it will be 7 people , 3 bedrooms, Girl's room, Boy's room and parents room (in which the Twins will remain a little longer.).
No, we don't feel cramped. No, we don't drive each other crazy. And no, we don't feel we are depriving our children. They like sharing rooms. Yes, it's true. They giggle in bed every night and we have to tell them to be quiet. And while it is true, I will like the day it is my Dh's and I' s room only, I was reminding of the sweetness of my luck last night as I opened our bedroom door to go to bed and I could smell the unique scent that is baby, not stinky, but the almost feral and completely wonderful.
It is much more trendy to live in small house these days, most people call it downsizing or rightsizing. For us it wasn't trendy, it was a choice made for many reasons, but mostly...because this is our place. This is our home. You don't understand, but we do.
2 years ago