First & foremost, THANK YOU for reading my previous post. It was a piece of my heart & mind put on 'paper' & it was so comforting to hear from some of you. Thank you for sharing your own emotions & thoughts....hearing your 'voice' is my most favorite part of blogging :-)
We're emerging from the holiday hangover which brought with it lots of merry get-togethers plus visiting family members (we miss you crazy Austin, TX crew). I hope the first days of 2016 are bringing you good health, good spirits, & a bright perspective! And that you're not still writing 2015 on checks, forms, etc.
I don't have resolutions to share nor do I have one of those blog-year-in-review thingies because, well, I think you actually have to blog to have one of those ;-) I aim to practice mindfulness more than ever this year. Last year I made an effort to put down my phone & be more present......my blog & Instagram suffered but my bank of memories did not. I hope to build on more habits like this in 2016.
A goal this month is to set up Quinn's new bed & implement some other small changes to her room. Being the mindful mother that I aim to be, I asked Quinn for her input on how she wanted her big girl room. My recently turned 4 year old rambled: "I want yovey (lovely) butterflies-superheroes-princesses-and-hedgehogs. But dat is OK if you can't find hedgehogs as yong as you give me the other tings."
What the f#*$ kind of room theme did my kid just ask for?!? I stared at her & then laughed & then covered my face with my hair because I don't think you're supposed to laugh this hard at your kid's opinions. (I'll let you know when you can pre-order my book on succeeding daily at parenting. Will probs be on Amazon's best-seller list.)
For lack of a better term, I'm calling this phase 'Quinn's Big Girl Room' but honestly not too many major things are changing from her original nursery reveal. Wall color (Benjamin Moore Grant Beige), armchair, drapes, rug, & clear book shelves are all staying. The branch wall decal's coming down. The dresser was sold last year. Here's the Big Girl Room plan. Some items have already been purchased & I WILL blog the result, I swear! Unless I don't ;-)