Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fashion Sense

Second grader, MK, was having speech today, working on her S.  She was reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears. That book is filled with the /s/ sound and I was keeping data to see how many she said correctly.   In this particular book, all 3 bears ride in to the woods on a bicycle to let their porridge cool.  Mother Bear is wearing a green dress, a hat with flowers and goggles.  MK stopped reading and said emphatically, while pointing to Mother Bear, "That is UGLY!"  
Me:  What's ugly?  Mother Bear's hat?
MK "Not just the hat, everything; her dress and those weird glasses!"  Then looking very important she stated, "My Mom KNOWS fashion!"
Me: "Really, how do you know she knows fashion?"
MK: "She's always going shopping at the mall!  She especially shops at Claire's and Dillards!"
"in fact," she continued, "I find something I really like and she just looks at it then won't buy it!"  She sighed, while smoothing the pants of her blue velour suit.
I looked at the picture in the book and knew deep down that MK's mom would not approve of Mother Bear's attire, either.

Speaking of fashion sense, we (when I say we, I mean the hubs) are remodeling a deserted bedroom.  We (again, we know who "we" is) have taken the "popcorn" off the ceiling (it's an older home), put in a new window, and re-did the closet.  Here's the beginning of the painting.  

Does it look a little too bright?  It just seems like yellow is the right color to paint this room on a dreary winter day.  I think we'll save on electricity.  I'll post about the finished product when "we" are finished!


Joanie said...

I can't imagine any other color than yellow. I am glad that you are getting some help with the project. That is what husbands are for!

Julie Harward said...

Yup, she is a little fashion-esta for sure! LOL Good luck with the! :D

gigi said...

I think little children know fashion better these days than we do!! Funny that they pick up on it in the little books they read :) Cute story.

Yellow is perfect and sunny and happy and you!
Smiles :))

Cherie said...

If only parents knew that their kids tell all - ha ha!! What a crack up.
The yellow is going to be perfect and happy in the room - can't wait to see the finished pictures!
Happy Friday Connie :-)

Kerin said...

What a cutie pie :) I still don't know fashion.
Do a pair of overalls and work boots count ??
I can relate with the remodel!
I myself have been scraping off popcorn ceilings .....yuck!
LOVE the yellow!
Can't wait to see it all done!
Have a great weekend.

Tracy said...

I bet your job is never dull!! Out of the mouth of babes!! LOVE it!!

LOVE the color too!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Garden of Egan said...

Oh the stories tha you hear. I bet you could write a book.

I think the bedroom will look great. I totally know the popcorn thing. I grew up in a house with the same stuff.

Jenn Allphin said...

Love yellow! I think in a house yellow is a perfect color choice! I painted part of my kitchen in a yellow. Makes you happy whenever you walk into the room. Can't wait to see the end result! I love following your blog.

Ann Marie said...

If you see her Mother.. I would tell her. I'm sure it would make her smile. I get things like this often...

Good thing for you to remove the popcorn. -- And I ADORE the Yellow!!
Yellow is so happy.. and light.. and cheerful. My kitchen has been for 6 years.. and I still LOVE it!

Barbaloot said...

Can't wait to see the finished product. I hope when I grow up and get married I find myself a handy-man that can do things like that:)

karen said...

Kids are funny, aren't they? Love the color you chose for your room. I'm a fan of color, however. I say, don't be wishy-washy with Navajo White. Pick a color scheme and be bold! I get quite excited picking out colors.

Doran & Jody said...

Oh goodie! Now I'll have a place to stay when I come down tomorrow.

Mimi Sue said...

So cute! Kids can be so entertaining. I love yellow rooms. So cheery in the winter. Mimi

Yvonne said...

I heard one time that yellow is very inviting so that if you do a guest room yellow expect the guests to STAY ; )

LOL at MK My children probably always told their teachers that their mom had NO FASHION SENSE ; )

Jenny said...

yellow seems like the perfect color, it is cheery, bright and fun.

M-Cat said...

I was leery when my friends wanted to paint Sissy's room yellow, but not that it's there - it is cheery and uplifting!

I forgot all about popcorn on the ceiling until you mentioned it. GAH - that reminds me of my husbands home that he grew up in

Camille said...

"They keep buying the little ones!" :)
I love the Lemon Whip walls! Now it just need a Jade Green door!