Anyone else remember that famous opening lines from "Goodnight Moon"? That is what went through my head as we painted Adam's bedroom last week. I think it's an improvement over the wood paneling that covered the walls before that AND over the retro-fabulous wallpaper we discovered under that.
Am I in love with the color? No . Would I choose it myself? No (well - maybe for a sewing or embroidery project but not for my walls). It looks a little more subtle in this photo but actually it's quite bright. Adam likes it and he picked it so it works for me.
This whole experience involved a wee bit of hand-wringing on my part. Do you let a nearly 6 year old choose their own colors for their bedroom?? I have spoken to a lot of moms who have let their kids do this and my initial reaction was always, "Wow, they are such cool moms, what kid wouldn't LOVE to do that? I should be a cool, laid-back mom like that too!". But another voice in my head thought, "kids really shouldn't be making this decision - this is a choice better made by an adult who will be buying the paint, is paying for the house and has more experience with these types of choices." Oh what to do, what to do!
Admittedly, I did some "steering" but ultimately I did let him decide. I'm still waiting for my "Wow, mom - you are the greatest!" Just kidding!
Anyway - how much decision-making power do you give your kids? Have you ever regretted handing over the reigns (or NOT handing over the reigns?). And lastly, can you guess the name of this paint color: