Frustrations over it taking forever to paint 1 room
Friday, January 28, 2011
I have been meaning to spend more time on SP reading blogs and posting to threads, however this week has been incredibly busy.
My 15 year old finally was able to keep her room clean long enough for us to want to go in and paint (deal was she had to keep it clean for 3 months). So my hubby and I for the past three days, in between appointments and such painting her room.
Yes I know three days to paint a bedroom **laughing** well add in an autistic 3 ½ year old to the mix and well everything takes longer than it needs to be. Also the fact that my hubby is in school and well we really have only spent equivalent of 4 hour there actually painting. We have a whopping two and half walls are done.
We have to empty the room, lay everything down then paint for a while. We can’t just leave everything out, because we have to make sure everything is picked up and things are back to normal so my little one does’t get distressed over it all.
This morning for instance, she noticed her sisters garage can was in the living room. So she picked it up and carried it around the living room till I had her put it back where it went in sissy’s room. She then sees the extra paint cans next to her paint can. She became very concerned that
#1 they were there at all and
#2 that her paint can would disappear when we were done. I spent better part of the next 15 min trying to explain that her paint can would still be there (I will explain the whole paint can another day).
I was hoping we would be able to distract our little one today long enough to get her new bed (my older daughters old bed) set up and move the armour into my older daughters room. Well that didn't happen. In fact the only thing I accomplished was getting to the bank today and a shower. My 3yr old was just a whirl wind and everything upset her.
We ended up going out for dinner this evening cause I did not want to cook.
We will not have the chance again to get into my daughters room to paint until Mon. when my youngest is at preschool.