The first born child had organic cotton crib sheets purchased online from a swanky NYC boutique. Pale green and blue matching curtains hung from his windows shielding him from any sunshine during scheduled and enforced naps. A colorful mobile that was proven to be developmentally stimulating played classical music that soothed him to sleep.
The second child had the newest style of pink sheets from PotteryBarn Kids, the matching over-priced quilted blanket with pink embroidered flowers carefully hung on pale pink walls. Her windows were measured for the most perfect checkered pastel curtains that puddled at the ground. A simple handmade pink butterfly manual mobile made her swoon out loud with delight during not-so-enforced and more relaxed nap times.
The third child slept on hand-me down sheets both blue and pink until Mama saw toddler sized princess sheets at Walmart on sale for $7.98. There were no accessories. Her pillow was covered with a Dora pattern that was made for a pillow half the size. Hardly any naps took place in this environment as the Britax car seat full of gold fish cracker crumbs was a much more convenient nap area.
Proof: Click on pic to enlarge to see bulging pillow cover and mismatched sheets.
But, OH, how I love every single piece of her so very much! It hurts.
Next week, when she gets a BIG girl bed, I think I owe it to her to make a grand production of the redecorating. NO. There will be no more children using a crib in the OHfamily. Can you imagine what the fourth child's sleep area would look like?
Are you in Cleveland? Come meet me this weekend here.