Friday, November 21, 2008

It's Complicated

My Dad and his wife are coming for Christmas from Arkansas.

We're so excited and hope everything works out for this visit! There's only one problem.

This problem.

My Dad was born and raised in New Mexico. The thing about New Mexico is, no one goes anywhere without their dogs. In fact, if you don't have a dog in your truck, it's a little strange.

This, of course, creates quite a sleeping problem.

Normally, Himself and I would just give them our bed and sleep elsewhere. In New Mexico, not only does the dog drive around with you everywhere but it sleeps with you as well.

Did you click on the link? Did you see what would be coming in and sleeping in our bed? (Minus the Lab. Cody has gone on to doggy heaven.)

Dinner conversation last night.

Me: Ok, since you're all here, we have to talk about sleeping arrangements for when Grandpa and Grandma Pam are here.

Himself: That's what I'm talkin' about. We've got to figure something out.

Glenna: Are you guys really going to sleep on my bunk beds and make me sleep on the twin guest bed?

Kelly and Tyler: Wait, you guys will be sleeping upstairs? That's too weird. We've got to figure something out.

Me: That's what I'm trying to tell you. In order to avoid having their dogs on our bed and us sleeping upstairs in the children's domain, here's my thought. We temporarily move Daddy's desk into our bedroom. We take back the other twin platform bed from Tyler and put it together with the guest twin to make a king-sized bed, and then we'll move the futon up to Tyler's room for him to sleep on!

Himself: That's so crazy, it just might work!

Tyler: Futon? That bony thing? Dogs will be on my bed instead? Dogs? I am so not coming home the whole week they're here.

Kelly: I love this plan! I love it because it has nothing to do with me whatsoever!

How many of you have had to rip your home apart to make way for company? Of course, since anything can happen between now and the time they head to Florida, we're waiting until they actually leave their home before we move anything.


Rebekah said...

I can see how this could be a problem. :)
It sounds like you've come up with a very good plan though. It sounds like alot of work, but worth it!

Matt said...

Tyler and Kelly's responses are great! Kelly's got it good!:) Hope ya figure it out!

BA said...

Wow, that sounds way too complicated! We're going to be can sleep at our house :-). Seriously, you can.

Jessie said...

Poor Tyler! :(

Though I know what it feels like, because my room is officially the "guest room."

I had so much fun with you and Kelly today! Can't wait until the 19th!

Rachel said...

Yeah! Stay in our house! Cool! I'd be interested to see what Glenna would do with my room though... :-)

Michelle said...

Hahaha! Too funny! I think that you two should always keep your bed. :) Haha.


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