We mentioned a while back that we were reorganizing the house. We finally succeeded. We moved two bookcases into our bedroom (so now we can walk sideways everywhere!) and those have all the books. We moved my office out of his bedroom so the computer and my office chair are out here now. We bought a filing cabinet we have not yet filled efficiently that goes in Hyrum's room so we can store papers safely out of his reach and delineate a play area. After the first couple weeks teaching him to not touch the computer, it's working well out here. And he loves my chair:
One of the upshots of all this moving is that Hy can now run from one end of the house almost to the other (we still don't let him in our room). This also means his room is now safe for him to play in ... and be put in time out. He's gotten stronger so that holding/hugging him for time out doesn't work for Joy anymore, so now he goes to his room. The first time we did this, it was devastating. It is less bothersome to him now, and he's even learning for the first time to play quietly in his room before dinner so that he doesn't have to go crazy vying with the stove for Mama's attention. It's ... nice - makes for a more pleasant home for everyone.
The only downside is that it means Hyrum isn't in the main room, running to greet me when I come home. That was the best part!