Heads or Tails Tuesdays: Place in the House
This theme is HEADS — any part of (or place in) a house, so I immediately thought of a little cubby we have upstairs in our new house. Our “new” house is an old farmhouse and it has a steeply pitched roof. Upstairs, next to the bedrooms, we have these little nooks on one side and a long crawl-space on the other side.
When we first purchased this place, we were very fortunate to have Sierra, our foster daughter, still with us. She was five, about to enter kindergarten, a mile-a-minute talker and a drama queen to boot. We indulged the drama queen as much as we could by providing dress up clothes appropriate to the queen title. She wore the tiara as well as she wore the title! She was so much fun and we loved having her in our home.
Back to the nook — we painted before we moved in (have I mentioned that our house is OLD?) Sierra “helped” us paint every chance she could. As we often had the baby with us while while attempting this painting, there were moments when her “helping” ended up being unsupervised.
In one of these brief unsupervised moments, Sierra painted the “dogs” room. We didn’t know we HAD a dog’s room, but she had made the decision that the dogs needed their own place in the house, separate from cats and kids, so she designated this little cubby as theirs and went busily about making it cozy. While we were next door painting the baby’s room, she creeped over here and began her work! This is a picture of our girl doing the deed. She was so very proud of her idea, and we were very proud of her.
Below is our son demonstrating the charms of the dogs room. His little tool bench fits in there with his trucks and other fun things. Sierra was right, it is also a good place to put the dog’s crates (it’s probably larger than it seems in these pictures), but the dogs have yet to claim it as theirs; they’d rather sleep with us. The cats don’t even like it! I thought sure they’d use it to escape little fingers.
The crowning touch on this little room and it’s paint job is the artist’s signature. We have vowed to not paint over this, so even though Sierra has moved on to happier times with her family (we fervently pray), this little cubby with it’s childish paint job and charming signature will always provide a reminder of the joy she briefly brought to our family.
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