I find myself awake at night making plans. It’s a terrible habit of mine. I just can’t seem to ever turn off my brain, and with our family growing again it has been even harder to quiet the never-ending thoughts. Greatest consuming thought these days: deciding whether we should move or not. The house we are in right now is a great little house and perfect for our family of three. But will it survive one more? Seriously, I just don’t sleep much.
The house we are currently renting is a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. It is around 1100 sqft (yes, it’s small!). Right now that extra bedroom functions as a guestroom/office. It is going to be hard to lose that space. I can’t even fathom Jonah sharing a room with an infant, so baby will have to take at least a chunk of the guestroom. This house is also lacking any sort of “playroom” area. The living room currently houses the majority of Jonah’s toys. It is pretty much kid-central all the time. How will we fit with toys and baby gear everywhere?
Obviously, more space would be ideal for us once the new baby arrives. But here’s the hard part– our rent right now is amazing! It is going to be really hard to see it increase by $400 or $500 each month to get a larger home (based on what we’ve researched so far). We know the smart, financial decision is to stay put as long as possible and keep saving as much as we can. For that reason alone, we shouldn’t move (at least not in the next year).
But if we stay, is there a better solution? Could a toddler with poor sleep habits share a room with a young baby with who-knows-what kind of sleep habits? Can one room function as a nursery, guestroom, and office simultaneously? And as desireable as a playroom is, how necessary is it? OR should we scratch saving the extra money and just get the space we need?
Any thoughts dear readers? I would love to hear someone else’s perspective on all of this so I can get a little more sleep!