Friday, January 4, 2013
"Bed curtains" for the four year old
This year for Christmas, my 4-year-old daughter had a VERY specific list:
1. A Rapunzel doll with the plastic hair, the kind you get at Target (in the checkout aisle)
2. A remote control puppy
3. Sparkly shoes that light up (aka Twinkle Toes)
4. "Curtains for my bed."
Yup. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
To make things cheap and easy (shocking, I know), I sent my husband to Ikea on his way home from work one night, to pick up a pair of $20 netting tents. Yes, a pair. My girls share a room, and I am simply not free-wheeling enough to tent just one in a pair of beds. Crazy, I know, but I'm okay with it.
Flash forward to Christmas day and Eleri was SO delighted with her bed curtains that she insisted we get in the car THIS INSTANT and drive home (8 hours) from Springfield to install her prize. When we still did not accommodate her THE INSTANT we did walk in the door some five days later, she about had a meltdown.
When they were up, the verdict was, well, meh. They were different than she expected, she said, but she guessed they were okay.
Apparently she really wanted a full four poster with proper curtains that close all around the bed.
I wonder where she gets these ideas? (Fancy Nancy, I'm looking at you.)
I'm a bit meh, too. But the truth is, the girls will bore of them soon, and I have other plans for that room anyway, and really, NOT spending hours leading up to Christmas trying to make proper coronas is just fine by me. I made some of these instead. Show in the coming days.
Tell me: did you ever ask for home decor at a very young age?