Yesterday, I got a call from Reilly's teacher at about 6:30am. Her 2 year old daughter was sick, and she wanted to know if I would mind babysitting for a few hours so that she could go administer the MAPP test at school.
I had so much fun! I had forgotten how cute that age is...luckily, I didn't get to experience any tantrums.
Anyway, to thank me, she sent me this gorgeous arrangement!
I totally was not expecting anything, as she has my child everyday for 7 hours, but it really was a nice gesture! It makes me smile everytime I look at it!
I'm going to pick on Griffin again...he's such an easy target, and he provides such interesting (at least to me) blogging material.
When something interesting happens with the girls, they've learned to immediately say, "Don't put this on your blog." Like I would...:0 Griffin doesn't know any better yet, so I'm going to milk it while I can!
Anyway, two days ago I finally got tired of seeing his room like this:
I can only close his door and ignore for so long, before I have to get in there to do a complete overhaul. Wednesday was my breaking point.
Griffin stayed with me during this cleansing process (teehee), telling me what I could and could not throw away. We sorted through absolutely everything...clothes, shoes, toys, video games, colletions. We handled every item, and dusted every surface.
While cleaning made a huge difference, it also made apparent the fact that his room desperately needs to be painted.
I kept telling him, "Once you start sleeping in your room by yourself, we can paint and get a new bedspread (his last one was trashed after a disgusting canine incident)...decorate like we did S1's room." We've already moved furniture around (i.e. moved the bed away from the window) and have tried to bribe him with the Wii or the new Xbox. The kid just does not want to sleep alone. I just hope that he gets over this before he goes to college! Oh, heck, he's NEVER going to sleep alone, is he?????
Anyway, here is the final product:
Much better, don't you think?? I give it 24 hours before it returns to it's original state. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted!!!!
Since reading over this post, I've been thinking/dreaming about the decorating that could ensue, if only Griffin could make it 30 days (30 short days) of sleeping in his own room...in his own bed...alone.
He could retreat to this:
or even this:
Oh, who am I kidding??? The only thing that could possibly appeal to this kid at this point in his life, is this: