Friday, March 20, 2009

Construction and Chameleons

The children and I are in the beginning of a construction phase. (Day 5 of 28, to be exact.)

And no, I'm not talking about the paper kind that makes for fun art projects when combined with cottonballs, glitter and glue.

I'm talking about the kind that requires only Mr. Marvelous to live/sleep/shower at our home. The kind that allows for no little people toddling under foot throughout a dusty house full of workers. The kind that doesn't cater to peaceful and quiet naptimes. And the kind that takes this diningroom/kitchenette/kitchen:


and makes it look like this:
I'll be honest, we're not lacking in the "What to do?" department of our upcoming 4 weeks. The first born personality in me has a planned and detailed schedule of all the approaching entertainment meant to distract us from the drilling, tiling, and hanging wires me from the accumulating layer of dust and anarchy now present in our home.

And so far, the last 5 days have run smoother than I could have expected. Almost living out of our truck, carrying around 3 bags of a la carte foods, and visiting friends and family that we don't get to see all that often has been an experience that has shown me this:

Our children are quite similar to chameleons.

Brilliant correlation. I know.



No, I don't own a Darwin bumper sticker.

14 comments:

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

What a beautiful home! And how exciting to get to redo your kitchen.... enjoy your time 'away'! :)

britt

Tanya said...

Ah yes, the joys of remodeling. It's worth it in the end.

amanda said...

you have a super beautiful home. can my four under four come enjoy it when it's done. :0) lol. i'd come too!!

mrs boo radley said...

Hey, I've been there! This time last week I couldn't say that. How's the book?

heather@it'stwinsanity said...

Wow! That is going to be a beautiful change! And it will be a fun adventure too, I'm sure!

Jessie's Girls said...

Um, yes. But I wouldn't ever want to hear "Oh she's so cute! She looks just like a chameleon". A gecko maybe...

Loukia said...

I'm excited to see the end result! Make sure to post pictures!

Rissa said...

WOW.. Can't to see what it looks like when it gets done... why don't you & the kiddos come see me!! LOL.. but that is if your willing to drive all the way to TN...
Hope everything continues to go smoothly.. will be praying for you all!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh I am excited to see what it will look like when you are finished....

ALMOST as excited as getting a yummy package filled with LUSH stuff today! ;)

You are welcome to come crash up here with us....if you are up for a CT trip.

Angela said...

I cannot WAIT to see what it looks like when it's finished! I love the wall of windows. What a neat design. I hope the time goes by quickly for you and kids... it will be nice for you not to have to worry about keeping them out of the mess- but hopefully you're staying somewhere comfortable! It's always hard to be out of your own element.

Pam said...

One week down, just a feewww more to go. It's going to be so much easier and beautiful all at the same time. Good luck with staying busy. Maybe you could shuffle all of yours north to hang out with the MckKids!

Sunshine Mama said...

I feel for you.

Kristin said...

What a swanky pad.

Can I have your old rooms when you are done with them?!? ;)

Anonymous said...

Tiff
I can't wait to see it:) We are also very excited to have you come up and stay with us while the madness is happening in your home! What about the first weekend in April would that work for you? Let me know talk soon
Love ya
Michelle