Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Sofa Has Arrived
Today I nearly finished the sectional I made for the new house. All that is left to do is add the legs.
Danielle is testing out the new sofa. The delivery came a couple weeks earlier than expected.
"Come on, honey. Sit down and try it out." (Danielle)
"I can't wait to go shopping for some cute throw pillows. Isn't it comfy?" (Danielle)
"Yes. I thought it came with an ottoman?" (Rod)
"The ottoman was backordered. It should be here in a couple of weeks." (Danielle)
"Maybe we should put the old ottoman in here until it gets here." (Rod)
"Good idea." (Danielle)
"I'll go grab it from the garage." (Rod)
While waiting for Rod to return, the boys make an appearance.
"Hey munchkins." (Danielle)
"Hey mommy. Where did this come from?" (Julian)
"Oooh." (Jacob, who goes running towards the sofa)
"Hold up, cowboy. No shoes on the new sofa. Come here." (Danielle)
"What are you doing, woman?" (Rod)
"Didn't the doctor say no heavy lifting?" (Rod)
"Surely this doesn't count as heavy lifting." (Danielle)
"Honey, you can't freak out every time I do something normal. I'm pregnant. Not disabled." (Danielle)
"Sorry. I just don't want anything to happen to the baby." (Rod)
"I understand, but you have to relax. We have five more months of pregnancy ahead. You are gong to stress yourself out and drive me crazy." (Danielle)
"Mommy, can I sit on the sofa, now?" (Julian)
"Yes, but take your shoes off first" (Danielle)
"Come here. I'll help you." (Rod)
Danielle turns her attention back to the room.
"I wish we had painted this room before the sofa arrived." (Danielle)
"That was the plan, but who knew it would come early. I'll tackle it over the next couple of weeks." (Rod)
"Let's make sure we move the sofa to the next room when you do." (Danielle)
"It's probably better with the sofa here. Now I can be sure I'm picking a complimentary wall color." (Danielle)
"Mommy, where do babies come from?" (Julian)
Danielle is a little taken aback with his question. It seems so out the blue. Knowing her son, he's probably had this on his mind ever since he heard a new baby was coming.
She looks at Rod, who shrugs his shoulders.
"Well Julian. That is a good question. So good that mommy needs a little time to give you a good answer." (Danielle)
"You don't know?!" (Julian)
"I just want to explain it in the right way, so you understand. How about we talk about it tomorrow? It's getting late and I need to get you guys ready for bed." (Danielle)
"Okay. Tomorrow." (Julian)
Later after the kids are in the bed...
Rod and Danielle relax on the new sofa and have a little baby talk.
"Well you dodged a bullet tonight. What are you going to tell Julian tomorrow?" (Rod)
"I'll think of an age appropriate answer that won't include birds and bees." (Danielle)
"Don't like the birds and bees story, huh?" (Rod)
"Not really." (Danielle)
"So when do we get to find out what we're having?" (Rod)
"You want to know beforehand? I'm surprised. I thought you would want to wait until the end." (Danielle)
"You want to wait? I thought you would want to know so you could have the nursery all perfect before he or she gets here." (Rod)
"Maybe we could have one of those parties where they tell us at the party what we are having." (Danielle)
"Did you hear that, little one? Your mom wants to announce you at a party" (Rod)
"I think it would be fun." (Danielle)
"Do we have time for a party with all the moving and decorating?" (Rod)
"Leave it to me. You know I am the queen of planning events." (Danielle)
"That's right! Had it not been for the Daddy/Daughter dance, our relationship may have never gotten off the ground." (Rod)
Blog reader Presto suggested I turn the dresser into a Craftsman tool set. I came up with an idea on how to make the dresser look more like something you would find in an automotive shop. I plan to add some type of handles to complete the look.