Where I Try Not To Talk About Sleep

Ok I lied. I will most likely talk about sleep because it is ruling my life right now.  Well I suppose it is more likely the lack of sleep that is ruling our families life.  The sleep issues are making even Anthony think about moving sometime in the nearish future.  We still need to get away from the sillieness that is the rental market in the time of the Olympics, but come the end of February we are seriously looking for a three bedroom place.

It is here that I insert a big sigh.  I love Vancouver, and I love the area where we are living.  I want to stay in this area or at least close by.  I know that this means for three bedrooms we will need to up our rent by a significant amount and I am not sure we should. I also want to be able to give the boys a little bit of room to themselves. I want to be able to let Quinlan learn to get over the little wake ups. He needs to be able to learn to sleep through the night.  I need him to sleep through the night.  Anthony needs him to be able to sleep through the night. How much is having an extra room worth?  This is what I am not sure of.  How can we justify a new place when we have such a good deal here.

I suppose the next question is do we really have such a good deal here? The floors need to be replaced, badly.  The kitchen and bathrooms really need to be gutted and redone.  The place really needs new paint,  and a myriad of other small and larger fixes.  If we get our landlord to fix any of these things, not only will we be really inconvienienced (and where the hell would we put everything), but he will up our rent.  If we are going to be paying more in rent then we should have more space.  I don’t think  I am being unreasonable. Then again maybe I am.

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2 Responses to Where I Try Not To Talk About Sleep

  1. Tracey says:

    I so understand your dilemna. We were so lucky to get our place 4 years ago before the rental market got really silly.

    In the end something will have to give! And hopefully it isn’t your sanity from no sleep.
    .-= Tracey´s last blog ..Where did I go? =-.

  2. I can see why you are having a tough time with your decision. I can only say that for me having a bedroom for each child is so huge. I often wonder how kids ever share rooms – don’t get me wrong I know they can and do, it’s always just so surprising to me when it works out. We live in a house so I have become used to the luxury of space (both in the house and in the yard). Although I sometimes wish we could live closer to town the house space was a sacrifice we were willing to do and I don’t think I could ever go back to something smaller. Good luck on your decision.
    .-= Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves´s last blog ..Wanna See a Trick? =-.

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