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Does anyone else have a, ahem, determined child? I can’t think where he gets it from. I’m never stubborn and I would never, ever have a clash of wills with a four year old. That would be silly. Our four year old wants to paint his room blue and has been reminding me of this for a very looooooooong time. If he could read, he might mention Rachel, the interior designer’s, advice about avoiding an attack of the blands.
Here’s Mr 4YO pointing out the matter at hand. That, by the way, is the finger of determination.
You have to understand I was traumatised as a teenager, living with lolly pink ice-cream patterned walls, matching curtains, lampshades and bedcover. Scarred.
I paint things white and Hubby Gordon reckons if he stood still long enough he’d be painted white, too. It’s not the most exciting option, but it’s easy and I don’t have to think too much and Gordon would look great all white.
The trouble is, a beautifully coloured room looks lovely. I should know, I’ve pinned a gazillion of them on Pinterest, which makes me an expert on the matter…
He put the dots on the different surfaces to be painted and crosses for the areas not to be painted (we may or may not have had a go at painting him first… Yes, it did work.)He selected the colour range. Surprise, surprise… Blue.I confess, I steered him towards the muted blues and had a little help from Shaynna Blaze’s colour commandments to get the different colours to play nice, because if we’re going to do this, then I don’t want to do it again for a long time and need something that’ll work for a grown up boy too. No lolly pink ice-cream issues here, if you know what I mean.
Mr 4YO dragged the colour choices onto the various surfaces and was super chuffed. Me? I like to call this colour scheme – Therapy.Please don’t tell Mr 4YO I like it too.
Have you ever let your child choose paint colour? Or were you scarred by a childhood colour scheme?