I know more than a couple people are curious about the Big Ugly House and so I thought I would give you a tour... in installments. You've already seen the kitchen and guest room and a bit of the dining room and the schoolroom. (The room which I am in the very slow process of redoing. I'll have something to show you once I work up the nerve to cut into the fabric I bought to recover the futon. Oh, and it desperately needs better lighting. I've decided that's why I find it depressing.) How about we go upstairs and see how we fit 9 children into four bedrooms?
First up is the little boys' room. That would be TM, D. and K. Their room is actually a tandem room which connects with B.'s You can't see it in these pictures, but there is a large opening to the right in the picture below. We have it covered by a curtain and blocked by dressers to make two distinct rooms.
If you were to go through the white door in the above picture, it would take you into a small closet which also has a door through to the girls' (everyone but M.) room:
Opposite the bunk beds, if you turn around are the babies' cribs. It is a tight fit to get everything in this room. Plus, A. and P. are the classic odd couple when it comes to cleaning, with A. keeping a fairly tight ship and P. ignoring her cleaning frenzies.
The white door in the picture below leads to the children's bathroom. Yes, you could travel through bathrooms, bedrooms, and closets between all the children's bedrooms but M.'s.
It is very purple... her choice.
There you have it 9 children, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in various states of functionality. (Plus, they now all have somewhat tidy rooms. It's amazing what the power of blogging can achieve!)