Sunday, September 19, 2010

colorful

Sophie's bedroom windows face the east. In the mornings, the sun comes streaming in through the windows. Perfect on school days when she needs to get up early, but annoying on the weekends when we want her to sleep a little later. She had some of the roll down blinds, but they were a mess and didn't roll anymore. I had ideas for heavier, darker curtains... something to block the sun... but just hadn't gotten it done. So Grandma bought her some new white ones. 

But Sophie's like her momma... we aren't crazy about plain white... we like a little color... we like a little fun. 

So Momma got out the Sharpies... and let my girl go to work... 


We gave Lawson part of the old ones and let him decorate those. He was nice, and let Mommy help... 

I'm not sure where she even learned about peace signs, but they're one of her favorite things now. 

Mommy had visions of a happy little outdoor scene... sunshine, trees, flowers, grass... 
But these aren't Mommy's windows. (I kept reminding myself of that.) 

Are there classier things we could have done? Absolutely. 
But would she love those as much as she loves these? I doubt it. 

The other window blind is just white right now. She's still deciding how she wants to decorate it.  :)

10 comments:

Dawn said...

Awesome idea! It's not easy to let the kiddos do what they want to do decorating-wise!

Kylah Marro said...

this is GREAT!!!!
loVE the idea

flower power momma said...

kudos to you. I love this idea! Another great momma moment! See you ARE doing just fine. I remember when my 3 were younger, there are days and weeks, it doesn't seem like you'll make it through.
God didn't promise easy, just to be be there, always.
I'm in your corner..just so ya know.

Holly said...

you go girl.
both of you!

Courtney said...

wow.
that is so great!
i don't think i could do it...i'm such a control freak!

i'm sure she LOVES it!!!

Chad and Jody said...

Those are super cute- and so Sophie! I think she should draw pandas on the other one since she's so good at it, and they are what she loves right now!

Cheryl said...

What a cute idea! You are so right that she probably likes her homemade shades better than if you would have spent a fortune on some at IKEA or wherever. She did a great job of being neat. My daughter also loves those peace signs . . . whenever she sees a shirt with one on it, she wants it!!
:)

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Adorable!!! You're such a good mommy.

Jenny said...

What a cute idea!!

Benny boy... said...

LOVE this idea! :)