I decided some time ago that when my children are older and decide it's time for them to move out that I would console myself by turning a bedroom into a craft room.
At the moment my house is set out like this: downstairs there's the lounge, my bedroom (mine as in it's where all my clothes and stuff live, but Jessica's as in she sleeps there, I sleep in the lounge) and the kitchen. Upstairs is the bathroom, WC, 2 double bedrooms (occupied by Alex and Kyle) a single bedroom (occupied by Matt) and the box room (which houses all the games consoles and a fold out sofabed).
There simply wasn't space for me to have a craft room so I knew it was going to be several years before I got one!
Then I cancelled Sky TV. Now we rarely watch TV at all (even though we have a humongous TV in the lounge).
Recently Alex and I decided to play on one of the games consoles and because I find the sofabed uncomfortable, we bought the PlayStation downstairs to the lounge.
Can you see where I'm going with this?
Now, bit by bit, the games room is merging into my lounge!
Today, I had an epiphany! Move the games consoles down to the lounge, move Jess up to the box room and turn the downstairs bedroom into my craft room!
Nah, Jess'll never go for it!
BUT, just on the off-chance, I mentioned it to her this evening. The conversation went like this:
"Jess, how do you feel about moving into the box room?"
"Ummmm, ok. Where are the games consoles going to go?"
"Oh, ok. As long as I can have a TV up there!"
OMIGOD! OMIGOD!! OMIGOD!!!
Jess has agreed to move back upstairs and THAT, Ladies & Gentlemen, means............
I'M GONNA HAVE A CRAFT ROOM!!!
Obviously, it won't be immediately. I'm going to have to buy Jess a bed and some stuff for her room, then I want to decorate the downstairs room and carpet it. It also needs sealing (we have a slug problem at night). But it shouldn't take more than a couple of months.
Wonder if I can be in there before Christmas?