There are some things that just get tricky. Like painting a wood plank floor* when you have a knee that decides to rebel, refuses to bend, and therefore requires you to stick your leg out at 2:00 as you scooch yourself on your sitter back and forth across the floor, painting as you go.
S-l-o-w and tricky.
But, no matter, because you're liking very much this plank floor made from ripped plywood, which was nailed down with intentional cracks between the boards. It's imperfect and old-housey, which is exactly right. It's in the boy loft, which is exactly right, too. It brings some brightness to the natural pine walls and ceiling, and if when it gets dinged, it'll just get a paint-over.
Hopefully by then, that knee will have decided to behave.
*Floor Details: We used 3/8" plywood, ripped to 4" planks. The planks are in a random pattern of varying lengths. They were attached to the subfloor using flooring adhesive and a 1-1/2" brad nailer. Quarters were used as spacers to achieve the cracks between the boards. The planks were then sanded, vacuumed, tack-cloth-wiped, and given three coats of Sherwin Williams Porch & Floor paint, in a custom color, which reads white in the photo, but is actually a light gray.