We have yet to name this room. We don’t want to call it a nursery, because that invites the assumption of pregnancy/babies and we’re not and don’t know the age of our first placement. It’s not called “The Kid’s Room” mostly because I don’t like the term ‘kid’. I think it all started in kindergarten when my teacher told me that kids were goats or something like that. I don’t want to call it the “foster” room because I feel like that separates them from the family. Like I’m leading a tour and saying, “That’s the guest bedroom, and here’s the foster room. That’s where our foster kids stay.” Oops- I said the ‘k’ word. Cross that out.
Anyway, it has affectionately been titled, “The Room”.
“Les, where should I put this car seat your friend gave us?”
“Oh, go put it in the room.”
And we both know what I’m talking about. If you have any ideas for what to call this room, please share. We’re lacking in originality.
This past week, D and I have been busy installing hardwood flooring in our living room area. D has been working on refinancing our house since interest rates are considerably lower than when we bought (almost) 3 years ago. We wanted to make sure our house appraised high enough and since hardwood floors have been on my wish list for, oh, about 3 years, we decided to take the plunge and do our first major home improvement project since we moved in. My sister wanted to see pictures of it all finished so I stole D’s phone this evening and took pictures.
Wait, weren’t you just talking about the room? Why are we now talking about new hardwood floors? I want to see the room!
I know, I got a little sidetracked with my story. I’ll blame that on my other sister who tells the longest stories that
sometimes always have a point.
Since I was taking pictures of the living room, I also snapped a few of The Room and thought I’d share them with you.
Sorry the lighting isn’t the best. They were taken with at night with an iPhone, so the quality isn’t the greatest. But hopefully you get the picture.
And seriously, if you have a name for The Room- please let me know.