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Change of plans...

it's so exciting living with a ten year old. LOL She came home from school today and said, "Grandma, that other bedroom set was too expensive. Do you think we could look at cheaper ones and this time I want it in white? So we looked, she chose and we'll go shopping next week, I believe. This is what she chose. It was less than half the price. Smart cookie, that one. :) This isn't a very good picture of it. But she wanted drawers built in and a headboard with a shelf. So this is what she choose. I like it better than the other one because it's white instead of cream colored. I'm not wild about cream. But she wanted it. I figured someone at school might have said something to help her change her mind. Who knows? My sister, Mary is building a wonderful matching bookshelf in white for her room too. Things are going well.

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bluewolf458
Oct. 23rd, 2015 07:13 am (UTC)
I'm with you, I like this one better than the other one.

Sam is so lucky you let her choose what she wants! Any time I got anything new like a bed my parents bought it and I saw it for the first time when it arrived. Though I do still use the bed they bought for me when I was about 14. It's had at least three new mattresses over the years, but the bed frame is still solid.

But then my mother never did believe - or wouldn't admit - that I was 'old enough' to know enough to make a decision (or pass an opinion) on anything, right up to the day she died.
pattrose
Oct. 23rd, 2015 08:01 am (UTC)
My mother was like that too, so I swore it was going to be different with our kids and grandkids. Sam thinks that I have too many house rules. (I know right?) But other than that I think she loves making decisions and having a choice in what we have for dinner or dessert. She does a lot of cooking also.
bluewolf458
Oct. 23rd, 2015 09:30 am (UTC)
Could be a generational thing. You're a few years younger than I am but I'd still say we're about the same generation; our mothers have to have been much of a muchness re generation too. Mine was very much of the 'man knows best' school of thought so of course she was going to discourage a girl child from being forward enough to express an opinion.

But I was also brought up not to argue, especially with adults; in a difference of opinion I was always wrong - even if an adult was clearly wrong, s/he was right, and I was wrong even if I could prove I was right. Because how could an inexperienced child dare to presume she knew better than an experienced adult? And if the argument was with another child, if I disagreed with the other one s/he wouldn't like me.
grey853
Oct. 23rd, 2015 12:00 pm (UTC)
Looks nice. I'm glad she's getting some choices. That always helps a kid feel more secure.
pattrose
Oct. 23rd, 2015 05:09 pm (UTC)
It's very important to make decisions and have opinions. So we are glad to teach her this and she loves being part of the process.
grey853
Oct. 23rd, 2015 06:33 pm (UTC)
Exactly. She's been through a lot so it's nice that she can feel included and more secure about having her own space.
snailbones
Oct. 23rd, 2015 01:04 pm (UTC)


Your baby has great taste!

pattrose
Oct. 23rd, 2015 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'll have to tell her you said this. :) She'll be thrilled. She can't wait for the December party. :)
dimity_blue
Oct. 23rd, 2015 06:58 pm (UTC)
Yay, smart Sam! I think it looks great! I hope Sam loves how her bedroom turns out.
stargatesg1971
Oct. 24th, 2015 10:11 am (UTC)
I think it's great that you're giving Sam a say in what she has. She obviously has a sensible head and good taste. I prefer this one out of the two.
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