I've been watching a lot of HGTV and spending too much time on the Crye Leike website. It is actually so serious that when driving around town I like to point to houses and tell how much they cost. Yes I have a problem!
What, you may be asking, is causing this discontent with our current home? There are many things about our house that I would change: lack of storage space (I currently just rid us of excess approximately once a month, not a bad habit), a small, ugly kitchen that at the very least needs a paint job, old house=no insulation=cold house... I could go on, but I won't because it isn't healthy.
What is about to push me over the edge though, is that the only shower in the house backs up to K's room waking her up whenever anyone showers after 6:00 am. This usually doesn't affect Van because he showers at 5:30, I think maybe because it is still dark it doesn't bother her, I don't know. All I know is that it makes it impossible for me to wake up and get myself ready for the day before my child. (Yes it is impossible for me to get up before 6 because I have another problem: being a night owl. It is physically impossible for me to go to sleep before midnight, most nights its even later than that.)
On the days when I don't shower (yes those days occur) she will sleep until 8:30-9:00. It is beautiful. I can wake up, eat breakfast, read, and basically get excited about her getting up all before she does. On the days I need a shower, I try to get up before her, but inevitably when I'm all shampooed I hear my screaming child, so I shower as quickly as humanly possible, wrap a towel around myself and head to her room dripping and slightly frazzled (due to the screaming). And since my baby needs to be cuddled for a minimum of 15 minutes upon waking I can either deal with the screaming while I dress and dry my hair or choose to forego the process of getting myself ready and once I do try to make myself look presentable, I have to try and keep her from eating the bathroom trash or other equally important things.
This also presents the nap schedule problem. If she wakes up at 7, she is ready for a nap at 10 or 10:30, but if she wakes up at 9, she doesn't want a nap until 12. This has all really only become a problem since she started crawling because I used to just put her in her bumbo on the bathroom floor while I showered. Now that is for sure not an option.
Help! Anyone have any suggestions that don't require adding on to our current house or moving?