OBoy has something he would like to show you.
A couple of somethings, actually.
They are airplanes! O, and I do mean airplanes! with an exclamation mark. OBoy has never in his life said the word airplane! without the implied exclamation mark. He points at the sky at even the faintest of distant overhead rumbles and declares “airplane!”.
If you look closely at this picture you can hear him saying it:
These airplanes! are for his new bedroom. You know, the one upstairs. Where we are currently sleeping. And have been for the last week.
(Did you catch that? We actually made the June 23 deadline! TAKE THAT, EXTENSIVE, NEVER-ENDING HOUSE PROJECTS. ::karate chops the air::)
While my dad and step-mom were in town, what with their extra kid-wrangling hands and all, we were able to knock a few more things off the upstairs completion check list. I found these airplanes! at HomeGoods about a week ago when I (finally) settled on the
nautical americana numbers and letters robots vintage transportation theme for the boys’ bedroom.
It was a family operation to hang them from OBoy’s ceiling.
One person to hold the baby, one person to find the joists and hang the airplanes!, one person (moi) to oversee the correct placement of the airplanes!, and one person to keep all other parties hydrated. Or something like that.
(Do you ever feel like after having kids everything in your life became a production? No? Just me? Alrighty then.)
With all hands on deck, the airplanes! were secured to the ceiling at just the right angles and heights. OBoy wasn’t entirely thrilled once he realized the airplanes! were up there to stay and would not be returning to his bed where he could twirl their propellers into the wee hours of the morning, but after some
bribing with a truck serious discussion he came around on the idea.
OBoy’s room is not finished being decorated yet, but is really starting to come together in my opinion.
And in his opinion, too.
(OBrother said he’s pretty much down for whatever, as far as decor goes.)