I am often told that I, “Say it as it is.” Or that I, “Call a spade a spade.” And in truth, I do. Well, what else am I supposed to call it? As I have become older, and perhaps a little wiser, I have learned at times it is better to say nothing at all. Or, as a friend of mine recently put it, to deliver a ‘shit sandwich’. In other words, if you are going to say something you know the recipient won’t like, at least lead up to it and follow it with something nice:
Lewis finally has the little boy’s digger bedroom that he wanted! You may recall that he wanted a bedroom with a digger or farm theme and walls brighter than the sun. Although I planned something different, and a little calmer, Lewis is pleased with the result, and so am I.
So here it is!
I’m sure everyone in Northern Ireland is aware of the looming Giro d’Italia start which is happening in May. For those of you who don’t know, this is the Italian equivalent of the Tour de France, or in really simple terms, a bicycle riding competition. It’s not really my cup of tea…
You may be aware I have been struggling to come up with some boy’s yellow bedroom ideas. Lewis has some rather exacting criteria for his new bedroom (in a house that we don’t yet have!) I spent most of last week trawling the internet looking for inspiration.
To be honest I was very nearly at the point of giving up, but I feel guilty. It has been a hard year for Lewis. He moved house and moved country. Started and then moved playgroup. He has had to adapt to the addition of a baby brother and become accustomed to his Daddy coming home in the evenings after two years working away.
As you may know, I’m hoping a house move is on the cards this year. I hope I’m not getting ahead of myself but I have already started pinning ideas and asking Lewis what he would like if he gets a new bedroom. He has responded to my query and his wish is for his bedroom to be “yellow – brighter than the sun! With diggers and farms”.
Okaaay… not too sure about that. I want him to be involved and make choices, but at the same time I want it to look good!