My birthday was last week. I celebrated the twentieth anniversary of my twenty-ninth birthday on the 16th. I'll wait while you figure that out. :) For weeks my children asked me what it was I wanted for my gift.
"I don't know. You know what I like- just pick something."
"No. What do you want?"
It's not my favorite thing, creating a list of things I "want." I would much rather someone take the time and thought to look at something and say, "Gee, I bet Mom would like that!" I think I live in a dream world.
So, with the ever-mounting pressure from my children, I set out to find something, anything, that I would like for my birthday.
Trips to stores were laced with stress as I tried to look at things with their eyes, and with their wallets. One does not want to be too greedy, does one? Aargh! The difficulty of this whole choose-what-you-want method was wearing me down. That is, until I found "IT."
"IT" turned out to be the most adorable wallpaper ever. Cath Kidston wallpaper. From England. Chintz Floral White wallpaper, with small, pinky roses and tiny blue flowers to be exact. Just so cute. And perfect for my newly redecorated craft room.
They wanted me to choose and I did. Knowing that there would be no way possible I would get that from them, I still printed off the information and left it by the computer.
My birthday came and I received lovely cards and wishes from my family. My husband took me out for a day of yard sales (with the promise that he would definitely not complain) and a trip to the Green Market. Dinner out with friends followed. And I was perfectly content.
Until this past Friday. At my doorstep, waiting for my arrival home, was a package. Two long tubes held together with tape that said "Cath Kidston." A bright orange customs sticker declared that it was A-OK to come to my house.
I was much more than content- I was ecstatic!! Oh my goodness! They did it! Well, do I have the kindest, most wonderful children or what?
I have been told by each of them that I am really just the strangest, off-the-wall, wierdest mom ever.
"Who picks wallpaper for their birthday? Honestly!" (But they bought it, didn't they?)
Well, I picked wallpaper for my birthday. And I'm glad I did. My craft room is going to be totally cute, inspirational and a happy place to be.
Here it is, in all it's adorableness:
As soon as I get it on the walls, I will take a picture to share. It might take a while, because for some reason no one wants to help put it up. Too bad it didn't come with a cute English wallpaper installer!