Just over three years ago, I was busy decorating my dream baby room. I thought I would retain creative control for at least a few years, and I did, until last week. I walked into Miss 3's room to this - a carefully chosen painting on her wall and her toys all lined up on her bed in the same manner she'd seen at a friend's house.
Although it stings a little to let go, one of my greatest pleasures in parenting is to see my children become motivated and autonomous individuals. So, it seems that Miss 3 will be having more say in the interior design of her room from now on. Under normal circumstances, I hate to relinquish creative control to others but in this case, I think I'll make an exception.