Colour Blind

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So. We had discussed it over the winter months – the time to redecorate the boys’ room was fast approaching with Springtime around the corner. Their room had been slowly sliding into a midden for a while and an overhaul was long overdue, and this weekend winter plans were dusted down and made real.

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In my mind I had envisaged duck egg, or antique silver with cream trim. Maybe a manly mint and grey combo?

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Yeah… and that’s the thing with raising freerange kids – they have, like, minds of their own, and can be mighty firm in their identities and decisions… short-hand for :: the boys didn’t want duck egg blue or antique silver with cream trim. Oh no. They wanted cardinal red, bermuda blue and tropical lime green.

I managed to talk them off the cardinal-red ledge but they were not budging on the blue-green combo…

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On one hand I’m impressed with their ability to compromise, make decisions, know what they want and be grateful for the redecorating. On the other hand? Well, on the other hand, I have tropical lime green in my house, people.

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Come on in!

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The boys were VERY happy – pleased as punch – giggling and hopping on one foot kinda happy. I am accepting it gracefully – I mean, not everybody has a room that matches a LeapPad do they? I have plans for one or two accessories to add to the room – art on the walls – a couple of cushions, maybe another floor quilt – perhaps I’ll get to finish off those mama-made hand-sewn quilts that are STILL on the WIP pile (and as an aside – a bright orange quilt really will match this room nicely yes?).

It has a carnival feel to it, and the fact that it makes my babes happy is more than enough reason for me to love it too.

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11 thoughts on “Colour Blind

  1. Hm… well the midget did say ‘mummy, NEXT time you paint our room…’ and after I’d finished laughing he said, ‘next time I want it black, with stars on’…. okaaaay so now they want Sistine Chapel type decorating going on….

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  2. This is my favorite color combination, ever since I was a tyke and had 60’s wool carpet in our living room with the two colors woven together. I’d say their taste is impeccable. ; ) And the orange will be delightful!!!! You are a good mama to let them be who they be! ; )

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