Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Painting. Um, no thanks.

A blank canvas.
Seems so inviting.
We pick the color, and grab all the supplies. 
It's my girl's playroom.
She is so excited to help.
We get started. 
Painting is FUN!
Then, I find myself alone.
"Mom!" are you done yet? 
Where did my help go? 
It's just me now. 
I realize it's all up to me.

I absolutely despise painting, but my girlie wanted her new playroom to be blue. We talked about it, and I agreed to do it. I think I'd rather walk on hot coals than paint. However, the payoff was big. She loves it, and so do I. I wish I could bring myself to hire someone. I just can't. Maybe next time. 


This time of year is the time to sit back and reflect on all the things you are thankful for. However, reflecting on what I'm thankful for usually kicks into full force in September around my daughter's birthday. We went through so much as a new family; from elated when she was born to the fear of me not being around to see her grow up. In the spirit of Thanksgiving I wrote about it here, and invited people to tell me what they were thankful for. I also offered up an autographed copies of New York Times Bestselling Author Todd Parr's  The Thankful Book. I'm so thankful for each of you that took the time to share a little piece of you with me. One comment really stuck with me, and hit home. For that reason, Dominique's daughter will receive the copy of The Thankful Book. It's one thing for an adult go through and process their worst imaginable fears, but to be faced with your child going through the unimaginable is not something anyone should ever be faced with. Congratulations! 


  1. I'm so itching to get a fresh coat of paint in my room. It's sooooooooo dull in here. But I know it's a pain in the booty and takes time. Plus it's cold now and I need to have the windows open. Sigh. :)

    Great post. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Just think of your toenails before AND after a pedicure. It is always, ALWAYS worth it. Great job, Kari. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for linking up!

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  4. You know Kari, Sophia's room could use a painting!! Come on!! Help an old and lazy woman out! I have a bad back and stuff!!! ;) Great post!! xx

  5. Thanks so much Kari! Zoë is going to be thrilled with her new book! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  6. Let us know next time, Mom and I can tear up some painting for you! If you're lucky, you might even get a mural out of it!
    Great post!

  7. I remember painting my room blue when I was younger. It was sooo much fun. I would be to scared to try it now with my little ones. You are sooo brave.

  8. Oh ick!! I do not like painting. Fortunately for me, last time I painted I did such an aweful job that I'm not "allowed" to do it anymore, haha!