What’s in my head :: of husbands and daughters and room renovations

Aly (after watching my sadsack attempts at painting my right hand’s fingernails): I can paint them for you, Mom.

Me: No, sweetie.  I have to learn how to do them myself.

Aly:  Why?

Me:  ‘Coz when I go to Yale, I’m gonna have to do it myself.  I won’t have any friends there to do it for me.

Aly (rolls her eyes):  Oh, Mom!  You’re gonna have lots of friends!

Me:  How do you know?  What if they don’t like me?

Aly:  Mom, people don’t just like you.  They LOVE you.  Everybody loves you!  It’s because you’re a good person.

And that is why, my friends, I do not begrudge my daughter the 2.5K it cost to renovate her bedroom.


A HUGE shout out to my husband who did all the work that often goes unappreciated, the bones of the room, if you will.

He patched, retextured and painted all the walls and ceiling, even cutting in the corners of the accent wall sans painter’s tape.  He did all the wiring for the ceiling fan and installed it.  He replaced all the electrical outlet covers and painted them to match the room.  He painted and cut the baseboards, making perfect corners even on the rounded parts.  He laid the bamboo floor down himself.

Whew!  When listed out like that, it makes me realize what an amazing man my husband is.

I can only hope and pray that Aly finds someone as phenomenal as he is someday.

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