These days my mind is filled with lots of 'how on earth do other people -with kids- do this?' questions. Like: how do other people move house and settle in with kids around? How do other people -yes, with kids- keep their freshly painted walls white instead of filled with tiny-fingerprint-shaped dark stains? How do other people create those fun little decorated corners in their kids rooms without their kids wanting precisely 'that book! that picture! that toy!' on those decorated shelves to play with all the time? How in fact do other people keep any item in their house from being moved around all the time at all? Here Rosa would even move the dining table from the dining area to the attic if she'd have the strength to carry it up the stairs! Everything is constantly being moved from it's desired -by me ;)- position, and if I'd try to stop that I'd be yelling 'No, don't touch that!' all day, which of course is something that my neurotic 'we've-finally-moved-so-now-everything-must-stay-in-the-right-place-for-like-ever'-self would really want, but where my more realistic and relaxed self that's just trying to survive this hectic period doesn't want to go.
So I guess right now there's simply a 'house when the kids are around' which in fact looks the same all the time: as messy as it looked a few minutes after the movers moved all our stuff in (only without the boxes!). And there's a 'house when the kids are not around' that I can create little corners in and take pictures of. It feels kind of silly and quite a waste of time sometimes, but I guess after this big move with all it's chaos and stress I sometimes just need to see what the house could possibly look like ;).