Friday, February 15, 2008

The walls are the wrong color.

I was recently scolded for not posting enough content here, by an old fan of the web page. She put it like this: "UPDATE YOUR BLOG!!! I check it almost daily."

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Sam and PJ share a room, not that they have to, but out of choice. Something like a year ago Sam decided that he wanted to sleep in PJ's room, and after a lot of back and forth, we thought it was a good idea.

Last night after Sam and PJ went to bed, as I was about to head downstairs, I heard Sam crying. I went into his room.

"What's wrong Sam?" I said.

"I miss my old room." Sam said.

"What!" I thought to myself, we just bought a bunk bed for PJ's, now PJ and Sam's room. "We finished converting Sam's old room to a guest room. We can't just move him back! Its okay, try to remain calm. See what the problem is and reduce it to a manageable level. This is management." "What, er, why are you missing your old room Sam? You like sharing a room with PJ, don't you? You and PJ are buds, right?"

"I miss my stuff." Sam continued to cry. I was getting worried.

"But all your stuff is here now, isn't it? You can't miss your stuff if its all here."

"All my stuff except for one thing."

"One thing?"

"Yes, one thing."

"What one thing?"

"The walls." Sam's eyebrows make a big "V" on his forehead when he is emphasizing a point.

"The walls?"

"The color on the walls. I miss my yellow walls."

"OK, think. The walls, we could paint part of his room, no wait, we could uh, crap! Just stall him!" I said "Sam?"

"Yes."

"Why don't you get some rest and we can talk about this in the morning, okay buddy?"

"Okay."

I went downstairs and broke the news to Kathleen. She waved her arm at me. "Oh, that? Yeah, he complains about missing his room every once in a while. He gets over it."

Problem solved! :^)

1 comment:

artzy5 said...

Hi Pete,
I logged on to check on things. That was 2 hours ago. You should write a book. I love all the info.
Jean