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Big Girls…Share a Room

August 27, 2017

I’m trying to knock out a few decor projects here and there, except I can’t figure out what happened to all this free time I was supposed to have once the kids went to back to school?!?

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The girls’ room is so cheery and colorful! I’m usually so monochromatic and matchy-matchy in my decorating that using so many different colors in one room makes me a little batty. For these two, though, it works!girls6

Their whole room is still a work in progress. Their box springs need to be covered. I have a gallery wall of swim photos and medals that I have yet to finish. There’s a wall with shelves and a dresser that no photos can be taken of because it is a true jumbled mess and will require me to put repair Lego creations before they can be displayed on the shelves. I have additional artwork that they’ve done that I need to buy frames for and add to the wall between the windows. And quite honestly, I don’t love their curtain rods or their light fixture, but those are things, if I’m being realistic, will go up in flames on the back burner!

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And let’s not even talk about the fact that this room will never stay picture perfect clean or even straightened! Pack rats is a much better way to describe these two girls than neat freaks will ever be. Someone needs to apply the key components of minimalism to their overwhelming collection of stuffed animals, dolls and random toys like yesterday. I have heart palpitations every time I walk into their closet. Yet, they rarely play with any of these toys and they spend a ton of time complaining about being bored and having nothing to do. Cleaning out their closet is on the long list of things that I need to make time to get done!

They do enjoy sharing a room. I worried about Harper sleeping in a big bed and keeping JB up all night, but she’s done surprisingly well. JB did complain about her playing with a new swimming pony in the bed one night this week. And when JB was away at an overnight birthday party, Harper made me pile stuffed animals in JB’s bed so she wouldn’t miss her as badly. Maybe the stuffed animals have a use after all!

I hope that this room sharing experiences is the beginning of a lifelong friendship between these two sweet, but crazy sisters. Bless their hearts.