Then I thought about where we would put this baby. I wondered how I would decorate a nonexistent room with a saint’s picture, with blankets made just for this child, with drawings made by older sisters over the course of months of waiting.
Did I mention that I have zero decorating abilities?
I have never "done" a nursery, though I’ve had two opportunities (and plenty of offers of help, subtly stated by friends and sisters-in-law). I just never saw the need; wouldn’t it be more fun for said child to decorate their room when they had their own taste? My five-year-old, for example, had a chance to pick out her own room color when we redid our upstairs, and she chose a color I would have never picked for her.
Though I seem to lack the "nesting" traits inherent to most women’s pregnancies, it was nothing less than delightful when the package came bearing a Birdie Banner arrived from Wee Gallery.
Here was something I could do for my new baby that would be fun, and yet not too much for my terrified-of-decorating self. They’re sturdy and lovely, but simple. According to the package, they’ll stimulate my baby, but I just love that they’re not ugly!
I’ll be checking out more from their website in the coming months, I’m sure, and perhaps I’ll tap into the talents of my five-year-old resident designer.
Don’t miss your chance to win your own Wee Graphics Birdie Banner in one of the prize packs in the June giveaway!
Copyright 2010 Sarah Reinhard
About the Author
When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.