My husband suggested this post topic to me since he's apparently slightly annoyed about my attitude when it comes to the baby's things. Here's what our room looked like pre-baby:
"Why don't you write about how you hate when I put my clothes in her crib, and how you only care about keeping her room clean but not the other rooms in the house."
OKAY… Well, honey, I didn't know you felt that way.
It's true. My husband sometimes likes to toss his clothes in the baby's bassinet or crib and I always get on him about that. "It's not a hamper," I tell him. And he sighs and finds a better place for his things. But really… Wouldn't you be the same way?
I've never been a big neat freak. I live in what I like to call "organized chaos." But when it comes to the baby's things and her room, I like to try to keep it as neat as possible.
It has been a difficult transition, especially since it's what use to be a guest room/wannabe Man Cave. Now his closet is overflowing with infant dresses, tutus, diapers and bows. What use to be the place for his hamper has been replaced with a new changing table and dresser filled with shoes, socks, and onesies. I guess I can’t blame really blame him.
The rest of the house… Well, for now that doesn't matter so much. I admit it; I'm guilty of neglecting other areas of our home. While lately I have had the urge to clean those areas more than I normally do (usually my husband has to beg me to help him clean, now I'll pick up after myself and clean a little without him asking) I’m still in no hurry to bust out the toothbrush and scrub the grout on our kitchen floor. I'll get to it when I get to it, but I'm trying my best to keep the nursery as neat and organized as possible.
I've never decorated a room as much as I've been into decorating this room. I had never made curtains, had decorations hanging from every wall, or a complete bedding set that coordinates with everything else.
My husband is counting down to the day we can move to a bigger place and he'll have room for his "man cave," but for now, we've replaced sports memorabilia for pink bows and butterflies.
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