In continuing the metaphor from last week when I compared the state of my house to our adaptation to these new-to-us School Days, things are calming down now.
Audrey is getting used to her mornings; she gets up when her alarm sounds, gets dressed, comes down to have breakfast, goes back up to wash her face, brush her teeth, and use the potty (she even rinses the toothpaste out of the sink now!), and gets her stuff together by the time we need to get out the door.
Likewise, the switch-er-oo I did on the office/playroom/craft room/movie room is basically settled now, too. The playroom is now simply a playroom through and through. No adult space trying to mesh with Legos and play kitchen stuff and dress-up clothes. The infrequently used theater/movie room now doubles as the computer/gaming room, finally putting to use all the technology and consolidating it into one space that can be closed off from meddling kids.
And best of all, the downstairs 'office' that was basically a catch-all for unfiled papers, unused equipment, and Daddy's computer has been polished into a much more functional project room.
Audrey's early school days are starting to feel normalized, and our house is settling back down, kinda like we knew it would... eventually.
So the moral of the story is this: change isn't bad. Change makes messes, change throws things up in the air- for a bit- and change sometimes makes things harder... but in the end going with the flow and not fighting change can make things better... for everyone.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go linger in my project room, where I plan on spending this last half hour (before walking down to the school to get Audrey) with my freshly organized supplies.