|Helping a child paint her own room, or training my future paint assistant? She's getting really good at taping.|
Our gifts to each other were usually handmade, as well. Puppets, stuffed animals, little carved and sculpted ornaments, and the ever-popular Love Coupons, which were certificates for gifts of time, and included everything from taking a sibling's turn at dish washing, to darning Dad's wool work socks. Remind me to ask Dad if he actually wore those lumpy things, hiking around the woods all day...ouch!
|The Sugarplum did most all the detail jobs, like carefully painting the final edge on the top coat of the grass, and I followed behind with the roller. She worked right with me all five hours, so she can claim it as her own.|
|Background finished, complete with a day-to-night fade on the sky, which shows up less gradual on camera than it looks in person. Next week we make the sun and moon, and apply some removable wall graphics.|
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There are lots of other kids' rooms on my website, theartofthehome.com. Take a peek!