I had no idea a kitchen remodel was going to flip the kids out so much

There’s been a kitchen remodel going on. We’re on work day 18, which translates to about 3 weeks 3 days.

We lost a kitchen and a dining room and part of a living room to construction, due to a Covid delay and a couple of other things we also had guests come in and take over a room from our 6yo for four days.

Our normal mostly functioning dynamic broke.

8yo had a meltdown and has been otherwise in a constant state of trouble, 6yo is suddenly remembering things that didn’t happen (witch hand appearing when she was 3 or 4 in bathroom window,) crying over tiny things, missing the kitchen she grew up in (which she mostly wasn’t allowed in due to it being a death trap.)

Attempts to explain, calm, mitigate don’t seem to help, and these problems are just weird. They’re usually not directly related to anything I can tell, just that the kids feel uneasy living in a house temporarily half the size.

That is it… buy some stuff.

We’re just working on plowing through – counters, some back splash, and finishing just waiting on as major operations appear to be finished today and counters are measured and templated out.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.