We're planning on moving this summer. Our house goes on the market in a few weeks. So, for the past two months, we've been packing a little each night and taking advantage of the weekends for serious cleaning and de-cluttering and the snow days…well, those were a gift! We've accomplished a lot, but just had one HUGE project looming…painting both the kids' rooms. Tuck's room is a "Superman blue" and Mags' room is a "Sunshine yellow." Those colors aren't every one's taste, so we slapped multiple coats of primer and white paint on the walls to make it look more open and cleaner. Lots of change is happening around us.
In fact, Tuck is having a hard time with all the change. He's always been that way. He has to warm up to big moves in life. Giving up his bottle, pacifier and putting on big boy undies are perfect examples. Once he processes all the parts of the milestone, he makes it happen. So, painting over HIS space was a big deal…and we knew it would be. He spent most of his time processing by crying, talking about it and helping us to accomplish a goal.
We painted both rooms as a family, talked about it with him as a family and had a quick, little dance party in the middle of it all…just because.