Change is good right? I always have thought that as hard as it can be sometimes, change is necessary to keep life from becoming stagnate. So, with that, I am looking at the new President of our country with hope that his version of change is what we need. I was on the treadmill at the gym yesterday watching the inauguration on the TV above me and for the first time in my 37 year old life, I was struck by just how huge this transition is. I have never watched an inauguration before. Never cared about it really. I know that sounds horrible but I just never felt the need to watch it I guess. But, as I watched I was made aware of all of the tradition that surrounds the event.... I never knew that the new president goes to the church before hand as a matter of tradition. The old president leaves a letter in the oval office on his way out.....the procession and who sits where in the limousine all has significance..... So, I guess that even though I did not vote for Barrack Obama, his winning of the election has somehow caused me to become a little more educated and a little more appreciative of the transition. I was quite disappointed to hear that people....adults....actually had the nerve to Boo President Bush. Come on people, show some maturity. The whole world was watching you act like little children....you should be ashamed of yourselves really and it doesn't say much for Obama supporters and your intelligence level. I really hope that he (President Obama) lives up to his promises. I hope that he helps our country pull itself out of the muck that it is in right now..... I hope that this change is good.
On a more personal level, we had a big change or transition ourselves this week at our house. Our boys who are just 18 months apart are now in their own rooms. They have either shared a bed or a room for their "whole lives"....as Ian so dramatically put it.... So, we have a guest room that is too small for the queen sized bed that is in it. Considering the fact that we really don't have guests all that often and Alec is getting to the point where he isn't spending much time at our house anymore, I decided to give that room to Evan. I took apart their bunk beds and put Evans half in this "guest" room and then took the queen bed from that room and gave it to Ian since the boys shared room is the biggest room in the house. I then took Ian's half of the bunk bed and put it upstairs in Addison's room for her to sleep on. If/when we have guests, they can have Ian's room with the queen bed..... What this means now is that we are adjusting to sleep habits. Addison still sleeps with us so now I am trying to transition her to her own bed....so far 3 hours is as long as she has lasted in her new bed. We have to get her to sleep first and then put her in the bed. At some point she gets up and comes to our bed. Hopefully this will end eventually. Evan has had to adjust to sleeping without Ian in the room. This has been hard for him so we leave his light on until he is asleep.....but Oh how happy he is that he has his own room! I think it has shown him how much his brother means to him too. That is the best part about change, it helps you see the good in things that maybe you didn't appreciate before..... I suspect that Americans will eventually be able to recognize the good in President Bush as Obama makes his own mistakes. Rest assured he will....they all do.