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