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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Glimpse Into a 2 Year Old Mind

After we took Christmas down, our house has looked pretty bare. I have bought a few new decorations to put out but before we do that we decided that we need to get a little color in the house. I have been debating and debating about the color and with Tom gone, I finally loaded the kids up and purchased some sample sizes of paint. When we came home I painted a small area on the wall to see what the color would look like and Ella said "Paint, Mommy, pretty paint". (As a side note, when I told her we were going to buy paint she spread out all ten fingers in front of her and said "Pink Fingers Mom". I explained the paint was for the wall not her fingers.) We still have the nails in the wall where pictures were hanging. Here is the conversation between us.
Ella: "Owie Mommy"
Me: "What Owie? The nails in the wall?"
Ella:" Yeah. They are owies in the wall."
Me: "OOOOkay."
Ella: "Paint makes them feel better. Mommy paints."
Me: "You want me to paint to make the owies in the wall feel better?"
Ella: (Super loud) "YEAH!!!"
After putting the kids to bed I started taping up the walls and all the crown molding. I love all our crown molding, until I realize I have to tape every little bit of it to paint. From the window sills to the base board to the mantle around the fireplace. Eeeekkk. Whenever I get these hairbrain ideas Tom tends to bring me back to reality. He called as soon as his plane landed and reminded me that we have a 50 inch TV that I can't even help HIM lift that would need to be taken off the wall to paint, as well as a wall bracket to hold that TV up. It is insane trying to get that bracket straight. Looks like I am repainting my little square back to off white tomorrow..... The wall will just have to keep it's owies without any comfort of paint.

5 comments:

Tara said...

Come on Greta you can do it. I'm sure your off-white walls are beautiful, but you have too much personality for that! At first Bob referred to our house as Circus Fun because I painted (or had him paint) and it was so colorful. I love it. You would LOVE it and it would be worth all the effort.

Meagan Briggs said...

I miss her pink fingernails! and I miss Ella! She is so adorable! Miss you guys :-)

Amy Joy said...

That is why you do not need to make goals bc you just DO. I would have to make it a goal to get it done by the end of the year. I would have put toothpaste in the holes:) BUT I have only lived in rentals.

Marie said...

I love the owies on the wall. And I can't wait to see the colorful pictures when you do paint . . . what colors are you thinking about?

I've painted some walls a butter yellow here, but in Phoenix we had some walls that were bright blue, terra cotta, and peach colored. . . I miss that. :D

WINDER FAMILY said...

cute, cute. I also loved when Ella told you, "no problem mommy, no problem." By the way, I wouldn't want to move the tv and bracket either.