Change is Bad

or so my sons tell me. I moved three bookshelves out of the dining room and into the living room. (There are still 3 more bookshelves in the dining room.) I moved both couches and the chair in the living room around. And I moved the coffee table.

I did all of that yesterday. Both of my boys were appalled.

My youngest, M, never likes change. He cries when we throw out broken things. (Not all the time, but often enough that I’ve noted it.)

My eldest, E, though, he doesn’t normally fuss about stuff like that. But this time… He fussed. Today he came down and said, “So what have you moved today for no reason but sheer randomness?”

I told him I didn’t move anything for sheer randomness and that I actually like my living room better now. He was not impressed.