Bryce’s bedroom was blue, now it’s tan.
It had stripes and a kid flare- a kid who loved to play baseball, video games, and ride his bike. Now he’s older, into music, driving, girls, and barely ever home.
UUUUUUUgh. This almost adulthood is depressing. He had been complaining about his room (he was actually in our bonus room so the girls all had separate rooms) so we moved the 2 little girls together, and now he has college kid room. It’s depressing to me. When did I get so old? It feels like yesterday I was painting the planets on the walls, and the race cars before that, and his first bedroom covered in jungle animals. Now it’s all old and sad and …adult.
I have to post this, I completely forgot about it….
…backtrack to middle school, I think 8th grade. I’m sitting in the kitchen watching the MTV top 20 countdown and a Poison video comes on. It’s sad. It’s depressing. I see my father. Uhhhh…am I seeing things?
Back in the 90s, you had to wait until THE NEXT DAY to catch the video again, because once upon a time MTV actually played music videos. I raced home from school, flipped on the top 20 countdown, and called a friend. (from a phone with a cord attached to the wall). We sit. We wait. We… OH MY GOD.
The next viewing consisted of making a few friends hop off the bus, come to my house and tell me if they see what I see. Yep, it sure looks like it.
I tell my father, “Marty, oh my god you aren’t going to believe this, but you’re in a music video.” His response, “Hmmpf? You’re seeing things.” And then he sees it. The next day I taped it on the good old vhs and my mom and I laugh and laughed and laughed…..
That damn music video was on the countdown FOREVER…and now I will play it for you because I seriously haven’t thought about it in probably a decade or more.
Look for the green beret in a wheelchair at the 1 minute mark.
Poison, Something to Believe In
For some reason it won’t let me post directly on here from youtube. Losers. so you can click the link
Poison – Something To Believe In by EMI_Music
Puppies and Kittens on a shower curtain since Bryce was 8? Not that he’s going to be head over heels with my upgrade, but this is also Brinn and Shaye’s bathroom, and he’ll leave for college so he can deal with the sissy flare just fine, right?
Bird picture from Bed, Bath and Beyond clearance rack- $4, (I got 3 pics total for under $20) and Shabby Chic curtain from Target $12.99
Shabby Chic curtain from Target and I put the baby nursery chandelier I bought at Lowe’s (originally $39) when I was pregnant. Bryce’s pretty little bathroom. ;)
and give me your potato chips!
I’m NEVER home anymore, since the store had been open 7 days a week.
Well that’s over now. I need 1 day to be with my family, clean, and feel like I have a life outside of work. I miss making dinner! I miss keeping up with the laundry. I miss decorating and being creative in my own home. If I don’t do something for me, I will burn out. I’ve decided to close the store on Sundays. Sundays are now going to be my fundays.
My first project led me to a place I avoid in my bedroom, my closet. My closet is organized and tidy enough except for the boxes and boxes of crap in a corner. Memory boxes full of Bryce’s kindergarten doodles, Maeve’s homemade “mother’s day” crafts from preschool; you know, the stuff you can’t throw out (not all of it) without feeling guilty as hell. So I decided why not find it a home, and what better place than the big, old boring hallway upstairs? Instead of bare, naked hall walls we can have a memory lane.
Pictures clippings, even shoes. Why not? It’s better than sitting forgotten in a box. This was 1 box, I have like 4 to go….