Moab UT

Moab UT

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A place to lay her head

We have three bedrooms in our home (here in the rectory). The two oldest share a room, Fr. and I have a room and Zoe had a room to herself-well sort of. She actually had a futon in the homeschool room/third bedroom. Which she would give up when we had overnight guests. Which she would get out of every night (and get into my bed). Which would be covered everyday with books and maps and homeschool paraphernalia.

In other words, she really didn't have her own space. Not a place that was in her corner of the room, with her dolls and animals. Oh yeah, and her pink purse. So, Fr. and I decided the other night that we had to get Zoe her own little niche in our world.

Of course we had planned to get a bed for her when we moved. But that seems to be taking forever, so we decided it had to be now. I jumped on Craigslist and found a twin size trundle bed for very cheap. I love Craigslist.

Fr. Justin, being the awesome man that he is, drove into Dallas during 5:00 traffic (because it was first come first serve) and snagged Zoe her little nest. So while Fr. went to get the bed, the girls and I created a corner for Zoe in their bedroom.

She waited excitedly for him to get home. She sat and sat with all her stuffed animals, her Grandma Ocean blanket and her pink purse. Fr. finally drove in around bed time to a really big smile. We hauled it up the stairs and made it up for her. She slept long and hard that night and told us the next morning how cozy it was.

I felt so bad for not having done this for her sooner. Another reminder to slow down and be attentive.

Here are a couple of pics of Zoe in her new nest.