Wednesday, March 10, 2010

To share or not to share?

I shared a room with my sister until the day she got married and moved out. (Well, minus two years while big brother was on his mission).

I recall fights about only one half of the room being clean (ahem, my half) and every once in a while feeling like I didn't have a place to escape. But more than that, I recall talking into the night, falling asleep to pillow talk on the oldies station and repeating this phrase to each other every night: "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the crabby bugs bite, let the loving bugs bite." To which the other would reply "you too," and then the first, "Okay." I remain very close with my sister today and I wonder if that has something do with it or if we would be close anyway.

I imagine that if we had the space in our house, we wouldn't have shared a room, but that's just the way it was.

Justin grew up in a house with 9 kids and no one had their own room-ever. He feels like kids should share a room so that they learn to share and get along with each other and form close bonds (as I did with Nat).

The reason I bring it up is because we have the room for each child to have their own room, but a while back we put the girls together. It works out for the most part, but lately they haven't been doing well together. Either Taylee refuses to lay down and stop talking to Brooklyn or vice versa. Last night, Tay was throwing a fit about not wanting to be quiet and lay down so I threatened, "If you can't be good and lay down you'll have to sleep in the playroom by yourself." I didn't expect the reply, "Yeah, sleep in the playroom!" I set up the port a crib and she fell asleep immediately and didn't wake up until 9:00 after I opened her door.

Now I'm contemplating moving her back into her own room. What do you think? Does it even really matter what we choose?

Monday, March 8, 2010


On Saturday night I found myself in a very sticky a suspect in the murder of Take Noble, Sheriff of Drygulch and my dear friend. Meet all of the suspects......

Bibi Gunn, "entertainer" at the Paradise Saloon

Bibi's escort and saloon owner, Shotglass Sam

Bibi and her friend from the saloon, Jackpot Jane

Juan Bandito, mexican outlaw and his girlfriend Rosita

Sally Forth, mail order bride from London for the Sheriff

and her cowboy escort

Jane and her escort Rowdy Azell (once married to Sally and secret lover of Miss Patience)

Miss Patience, Drygulch school teacher and her escort Kattle Karl

Wacky Doc Mallard and his escort Virginia Wessley

Good townsfolk of Drygulch