It only took four years, ten months and twenty-two days to completely blend our family.
Because four years, ten months and twenty-two day ‘s ago, Mike and I got married and moved his small family in with mine.
We were together in one house, but still completely separated. Tunes and Butterfly had their own rooms, and Justice and Fun, and Gamer and Smart had theirs.
And in the beginning, I think it was appropriate. It was rough enough for my boys to share the same air with these intruders. And Mike’s boys had moved once again. They moved often, but were always together.
So everyone having their own space was very much needed.
It has not been an easy feat.
There has been a lot of arguing about being in someone else’s room, about taking something that wasn’t yours, making a mess, not knocking before entering or being invited. Oh I could go on and on.
But a time has finally came were it was more important for the older boys to break free from their little brothers and have a more teen atmosphere, and the little brothers to get away from the constant hounding to be quiet and knock it off, from their older brothers.
Gamer and Justice slept in their new rooms for the first time last night, as well as Fun and Smart. In fact, upon waking this morning, I learned Fun and Smart had even taken the liberty of rearranging their set up and made it their own.
I’m so stinkin’ proud of how much these kids have grown and matured and well, blended.
Aww…there is peace…
The teens are still sleeping. Probably will for the next couple of hours.
Currently listening to Fun and Smart converse over the importance of making their beds every morning and keeping the floor clean.
Yeah, I know they will be arguing in a few hours and at the end of the day I won’t be able to see their floor and tomorrow we’ll be walking out the door with unmade beds.
But for this moment there is peace.
And once that moment is over, we will still be blended. We will still be a family. And that makes me very happy.