Some days I feel like a nursery rhyme character….I’m all little old woman and so many children I don’t know what to do, etc., etc.
This week the many children thing has challenged me with making my bedroom a haven for the older kids to come sit and share their thoughts with me. The little boys are bouncy and the older ones need a quiet place to talk with me and tell me what is going on in their lives.
I’ve been very protective of my bedroom. The kids must knock before entering and wait to be invited in. That will help add privacy to our mother/teen discussions.
So I have been adding comfortable seating and trying to make it welcoming. I want them to feel like they are not intruding if they want to come in late at night and talk with me. I want them to know there’s an empty chair that I put there just for them.
There was problem with the windows. I have curtains on them, but because of the extra seating, there are big chairs shoved up against the windows and it makes it difficult to open and close those curtains. I’m a sunlight kind of girl….I want them open in the day and closed at night. So I have been squeezing myself behind the chairs and doing contortions to get the curtains open and closed.
This was not going to work for long, although it was adding to my daily exercise routine, I can’t be spending 20 minutes each morning just trying to get my curtains open then repeating the whole circus act again at night to close them.
Last week was the final straw when I leaned over my beloved recliner to open the curtains behind it only to have it eject backwards with me in it, sending me headfirst over the back of the chair. I was stuck there with my legs sticking up from behind the chair, wedged against the window, torn between crying out for help and letting myself fall the rest of the way so no one would catch me with my Spanx in the air. Nothing like being hurled headfirst into a dark corner to get the day started.
Then suddenly it hit me! I knew what I needed to do…..the answer became so clear as I hung upside down with the blood rushing to my head.
I needed shutters! Beautiful, easy to clean, no strings for the kids to get tangled in, one swoop to open, shutters.
So I contacted the amazingly helpful people at Blinds.com and soon I will be saved from ever falling headfirst behind my recliner again.
And I didn’t have to sacrifice seating to do it.
Now I’m a whole new nursery rhyme character. I’m Mary and my little lambs can follow me wherever I go.
And here’s where this story gets good for you…..the Blinds.com folks are giving one of you a $100 gift card! You too can have safe and beautiful window coverings!
I received free products from Blinds.com to review. I always give my complete opinion and am dedicated to sharing only products I love and would recommend to a friend.