When we were looking at places to live, his room was a big factor in choosing the right one. I really wanted to create a place for him, a special place that was his, and his alone. We are renting, and as with most rentals, we can't paint the walls of his room, so I had to find an alternative way to personalize his room. I wanted to stick with the Dr. Suess theme we had done in the old room, so where did I look for inspiration?
His crib sheet!
First I tackled Yertle the Turtle...
So without further ado...I give you Jack's (new) nursery.
(Don't mind the double humidifiers by the crib...we have been battling croup. We are winning by the way)
I love the feeling of making something personal for his room. Of being able to point out where I accidentally dragged my hand through the paint, the feeling of knowing that, although they aren't retail quality, Jack will be able to keep these and know they are a gift from me.The rest of his room is still a work in progress, but the time I have spent on these paintings has been such a balm to the sting of having to leave our old house. It has healed a lot of the hurt that was still there.
Obviously the illustrations aren't my own, but each one says "To Jack, Love Mommy" on the back. Maybe I am romanticizing this a little, but I keep picturing dropping Jack off at his dorm room freshman year and hanging these on the wall. (I know, I know, VERY unlikely, but a girl can dream right?)