It happens to the best of us! What is the name of the paint color on the wall behind your table? I'm searching for the perfect aqua-ish/turquoise-ish hue for my kitchen...
I just did that for my grandaughter, Brooklyn, lol!Suexo
You are not alone!
Well, what else would you do when you have a child? She's not going anywhere for another 18 years! (I thought the thing you did was cut your hair...) Embrace this season of your life, all the good and bad. It really does go by in the blink of an eye.
Changing the decor/baby proofing goes right along with wearing snot on your shirt when out in public, spit up on your jeans. It's a beautiful thing.
It's okay. Babies teach even us most stubborn mamas lessons ;)
As we age we learn to never say never. :-)
Yup, we all are :-)Trying to maintain everything just the way you had it is a losing battle!
Wow! Look at what happens when I take a year off from reading blogs! CONGRATULATIONS!Don't worry, the severe child proofing is only necessary for the first 3-4 years. After that it's pretty easy to keep them out of stuff. Usually threats of punishment or explanations of what could happen do the trick. :)
This is funny. Had you never met a child before? Lol I can lend you my son, who I refer to as Destructo-Toddler. He removes the cabinet locks and climbs shelves. So fret not, you're in good (and plenty of) company. :)
LOL! It happens to the best of them.
Just a warning - you will eat your words for many, many years to come- - we all have done it (even though we SWORE we never would - EVER)....and just wait til the man cave and living room become the "playrooms" filled with dollies and doll houses
I worry for that cute plate display above the highchair - a similar display involving plates came crashing down. I thought I'd remember to pull the highchair far enough away to protect the paltes... and I didn't. Don't worry, you can un-childproof in a few years... and then it will seem funny to not have that stuff around.
You are among the masses! I remember when we had a teeny tiny laundry basket for toys. Now, I could own stock in a tote company for all the totes I buy for their toys.
I always said when I had kids that they'd never watch TV.Yeah,right!!!!!
Never say never when it comes to children, their stuff and parenting. It'll bite you in the bum every single time:)
*sigh* This is where the phrase "if I only knew THEN what I know NOW" comes from :)I'm a nana now and am almost to the point where I don't say NEVER about things anymore! (some of us are slow learners! LOL)
There's no getting around it...I've just accepted the fact that when people walk into my house, they're going to immediately know that two kids live there. I'll do my best to keep it straight, but at some point, you just have to let go. That Better Homes and Gardens fantasy photo shoot can wait till the kids grow up and move out ;p
To another fellow nester, my one little bit of unsolicted advice would be to gradually start removing any & all items you don't want lost or damaged once Jane's old enough to start furniture-cruising. TRUST ME. It's far less traumatic to see your favorite books & knicky-knacks slowly disappear from their carefully chosen homes rather than all at once.....and especially if this is accomplished before the first "casualty". I used to think I'd hatehatehate the idea of not being surrounded by my favorite "things", but again I say to you: TRUST ME. It's so much easier to be temporarily without those things than enduring the constant stress of worrying about what Jane's going to get into, or hurt with, or what might get broken. And then it's like Christmas when you get to start reclaiming your home!
Ha, ha...I remember before our son was born I felt like I was the only woman who wasn't excited about buying all that baby stuff because it didn't go with my decor after he came I remember telling my mom, "I'd get rid of the couch if that would make him happy." Parenthood so changes you. Congrats. Your place still looks fantastic.
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