I mentioned earlier this week, that my girls love to “decorate” things. They like to take the job of setting the table to a whole new level by adding things to the table to make it pretty. They decorated their room for Christmas a week or two ago, with things they made. We made a bell in art class, so they hung that in their room. Then they made various other pictures to put up in their room.
Yesterday, when I got out of the shower, Clare runs in and says, “Mom, you have to come and see Grant’s room. Miranda and I decorated it for Christmas!” I was curious what they would have used, since I put away all our spare decorations downstairs. When I opened the door, there were lots of these little pieces of memo paper with trees and wreaths on them. They had stuck them anywhere they could find, without using tape ’cause mommy won’t let them without asking.
My favorite part of the whole idea was the heart behind these little pieces of paper. They were excited to serve their brother–and believe me he was happy with his decorated room! They also had a desire to take something ordinary and make it beautiful, which is what decorating is all about, right?
Do your kids find ways to “decorate”?