This is our week off from school. We are on 4 weeks and off one. Jerome has been frantically painting the largest bedroom upstairs so that this week we could tear our house up and do the bedroom dance. We had Mary & Adela sharing that room with Riane across the hall. The arguing between my bickering babes led us to move Adela & Mary into separate rooms. However, this left Mary in the largest room in the house (with a bathroom) and three boys across the hall from us in the one of the smaller rooms. The boys were adamant about not being separated. So, we moved all three boys upstairs to the big room and Mary and Adela to the room across the hall from Jerome and I.
We changed some other things in the structure of Mary and Adela's lives to help with the bickering. I can't tell you how successful they are yet, as it has only been a few days -- so far so good.
While we were moving everyone we began to sort a purge a job that is still not done. Hence, the big mess all over my house. We hope to rectify this situation this weekend.
Since, it is our week off we tried to do some fun and different things. Today we went to the Bicycle museum in New Bremen, Ohio. What a delightful place. Wokelle is sitting on one of the big front wheel bikes from the 1800's. I forgot my camera, but the worker there took our picture and e-mailed it to us:
We had so much fun. We were the only people there and the worker spent the whole time with us, answering all our questions, and even took out a bike for the kids to try that is usually not done. It was a wonderful afternoon - the kids just raved!