Christopher and I decided it was time to decorate our bedroom (I will give posts soon). For a while our bed sat in the middle of our bedroom, while our bedroom furniture was in the living room. It was a beautiful sight to behold. There came a point when we did the floor that we had to move out of our room. Gracie to the rescue!
We asked Gracie if we could sleep in her bed, and she could sleep in Elly's bed, and Elly could sleep with Riley... deep breath. She was not in love with the idea, but she's a really good kid. We had promised her something to make it up to her. We also made jokes because Elly's room used to be Gracie's room. We kept asking her if was like old times, did she want to move back to her old room. The response was always a sarcastic look and an eye roll.
It took a few tries to get the pressure right on the carbon paper. In the end the markings were faint, but distinguishable! I climbed up on a chair and began to paint. When I had finished, I took a step back and looked at my work. I looked at it with my critical eyes (I'm a perfectionist). I decided to highlight it with some white, knowing that I would probably over do it, like I usually do. In the end I could only see the faults, but I had to give myself permission to be less than perfect. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed painting. It felt like half an hour, but when I wandered downstairs, it had been 4 hours that I had been up there! My arms felt stretched like monkeys.
When it was all done we took Gracie up to see her room. She had been anxious to see what her surprise would be. She was delighted. Her little face just lit up when she saw the phrase. "It's exactly what I wanted!" she said, her face glowing. She just stood there smiling looking at the wall. It was a very nice feeling to know that something so inexpensive could mean so much.