We had a fine enough weekend, Ryan wise. Micah, my sister, and I painted at the house. My nieces watched the head banger, and I left instructions for them to basically give in to everything she wanted and hopefully not have to endure any fits. Maybe that isn’t the kind of parenting that wins medals, but I didn’t feel that I needed to burden a sixteen year old and a fourteen year old with a cognitively delayed 3.5 year old’s behavior issues. So they swung her, took her for a walk and let her run around like a maniac and she ate a lot of snacks and macaroni and cheese. Yeah for nieces!!!
We worked a lot on painting the walls and ceiling in Ryan’s basement playroom. A sister who is willing to put a Home Depot bag on her head, ruin her shoes and spray paint a drop ceiling with you is a sister who truly loves you.
Of course, Ryan’s playroom is going to be the first room that is ready to go in our house. Isn’t that what y’all expect from Micah and me anyway ;). So hopefully I will finish painting it this week in little nightly snipets and I can start moving some things over. The house we live in now is going to be on the market soon, so this will also help a lot with our de-cluttering mission. We rent from Micah’s Mom and she is going to list it and we want to help Grandma D., sell this house a little faster. Her/Our house is overrun with Ryan things, it’s only fitting that we share the love with the new house.
Here are some more pictures. The before of Ryan’s playroom in the basement and the mid-way point of the hall light fixtures and new super tall railing and newell posts upstairs.