After saying I never tidied, I spent a long time yesterday tidying the girls’ room for Violet’s return. I thought after 2 weeks in a rustic camp setting, a clean bedroom would seem pretty awesome.
I actually enjoyed cleaning up in their room — I don’t do it much, because I want them to pick up their own stuff, which they do sporadically. They just have a room full of fun stuff that expresses their personalities. Here, a little collection of sister photos and bedroom photos over the past few years, captions below photos
American Girls play spot and sister plaque; Pirate bed decorated with leftovers from Victoria’s party
The bookcase is more a toy bookcase than a book bookcase, more bookcases are on the other side of the bunk. And where do the children really wish they were sleeping?
Aren’t they sweet? That’s a trip to a pumpkin patch coming up on 3 years ago, and a trip to the fair from who knows when. If I could add sound you’d hear the “Turkey Leg!” family cry.
I think these are 1-2 years ago.
The view in Violet’s bunk: crucifix, Tinkerbell, old “still life”, Shakespeare banners from birthday party. I am not a crucifix person; having grown up thinking Catholicism was exotic and mysterious, I am not drawn to crucifixes. This one, however, was purchased at Violet’s request and hung exactly where she asked. And that little monkey is from Sen Lin Hu last year.
Finally I’ve gotten corkboards for the assorted pins, ribbons, stickers, certificates, etc. that are handed out willy-nilly to children these days. And I had to show you the decapitated Puddle Duck. I think she’s been that way for something like 4 years. I haven’t tried to glue it, but I can’t consider getting rid of it. Beatrix Potter was such a part of the girls’ infancy and toddlerhood, and these little figurines are like having those characters around — for me. I’m sure the girls don’t even notice them anymore. If I could get some similar Frog and Toad figures I would put them on my own dresser.
Hurrah! The girls will be reunited tomorrow, and our family will be back to normal!