Being the mother of two wonderful toddlers, I often find myself wondering about all the interests, talents and whims our children will have down the road. Right now it's ballet and swimming but who knows what it will be next, will it cost an arm a leg, will I be able to help them, coach them? Oh to wonder.
While I wonder about these things, my parents home (my childhood home) has been going through some renovations. As I watch that happen, I find myself remembering all the “projects” I took on while I was there all those years ago. As a wee one, it was obvious that I liked to paint and draw. As I got older I would try to create odd things, tackle bigger projects and even taught myself new skills (carpentry/welding…sheesh).
One of my projects that was still in their house was my old bedroom door. I was a fan of the movie “Mulan”, naturally I decided to paint it on my door. I didn't ask if they would mind me doing this, I just did it...for fun. God bless my parents, they have always nurtured my creativity…even when it ended up on a door! So thank-you mom & dad, you guys always encouraged me, supported me and even today you do the same.
Also, I would like to apologize for some other things...
1. Painting my room trim and doors black. I know that was a lot of work to re-do after I moved out. *love you*
2. The trunk I helped build for your blankets you always wanted. It turned out fantastic…only it was a little too big for the living room. It was nicked named “the coffin” and oddly enough it was on the moving truck when I moved out (actually looks great where I have it now).
3. Putting shelves around the top perimeter of my first old bedroom room. I hope you never take those down…there are four holes per shelf and about 20 shelves *looove you*
4. Being my most creative at 2 in the morning.
5. Getting oil paints on every carpet that was ever in my room *really love you*
Seriously, I love you both. I hope that I will be as supportive, understanding and encouraging with my kids as you were with me. Oh and thanks for saving my door.
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