My Reasons

My Reasons

This Is Where It All Begins

This Is Where It All Begins

Monday, September 23, 2013

because you're only a kid once

The boys room has always been one of my favorite rooms I have decorated.  I loved it so much when I designed it in Herriman, that I made the exact duplicate...paint and everything, in our new home.

I love the different colors, the adorable old fashion pictures of boys playing baseball, dreaming in a field by their dog, flexing while looking at their shadow, ect.

I love the rustic traffic signs on the walls, and the old airplanes hanging from the ceiling.  I love the old tractors and the cute old gas pump on the dresser.

I just love the room.

But Sam does not.

After I did Mary's "under the sea" room, (which was also hard for me to swallow, but is really cool)Sam has been begging me to change his room.  I keep telling myself that he is too young to care, and that he will forget about it.

He didn't forget, and I found myself feeling badly.  Especially when he started sleeping in Mary's bed with her, because her room was so much cooler than his "boring room."

I thought about my childhood, and how much my room was a part of me.  I was always decorating it, designing it, re arranging my toys, and so on.  Then I thought of Sam.  He will only be a kid once, and this is his only chance at his own "kid room."

So, I looked online, got some ideas of my own, ordered some things, and then a few weeks ago, Sam came home from school to this.

Oh yeah, dinosaur room explosion!  His jaw literally hung and he gave me a huge hug.  I knew it was worth it then.

He shares the room with William, and William's reaction was similar, but with a lot more yelling and screaming and jumping up and down.

I still can't believe I actually wallpapered dinosaurs to a wall in our house, or that I bought bedspreads with actual animals on them (pet peeve of mine), but Sam and William absolutely love it, and that makes it all worth it to me.

You're only a kid once, and your room is your space.

Oh, and don't worry.  I boxed up all of their old décor and have it saved for when we finish the basement in a few years.  It will be darling in a guest room.

1 comment:

The Maughan-sters said...

Becky I love it!!!!!!!!!! I wish you could come help me decorate my house! I also REALLY like your reading nook. THat is something I hope to have in a future house :)
Awesome Job. You really have an eye for this stuff. And dad's are totally amazing!!!! (Esp for this kind of stuff ;)