Normally I only poll readers for truffle flavors. ?They were a bit overdone back in the day, but these two topics warrant the opinions of the internets. ?*and then my polls widget went and stopped working so now you have to leave a comment (it’s a ploy really)*
Topic #1: The boy’s room
I’ve been wanting to redo the boy’s room for a while now. ?It will be the first room in the house to undergo a third coat of paint since we’ve moved in. ?As it stands his room is pretty cute. ?The bed is awesome, the furniture is still in good shape and the artwork is not bad. ?The colors are just a little baby for my taste. ?Besides, he’s been asking us if we can paint his room. ?My dilemma is this. ?One wall in his room has all of his personalized and hockey stuff. ?There is a big Warner Brothers print with Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny playing hockey against the big orange monster and a hockey stick above that. ?There is also a big giant O with ephemera from our trips to get him collaged onto it along with a print we had made for him at Disneyland with his name in Russian and a caricature of him playing hockey. ?Another wall has a shelf with hooks for hats, a small brass rocking horse on the shelf (from my great grandfather’s house) and a print that was from Derek’s room when he was a kid. ?The next wall has his collection of crosses and a quilted wall hanging I made. ?The quilt could go. ?The wall with the window has car plaques that were in Derek’s room when he was a kid. ?Of the stuff that’s in there now I would really like to keep the hockey print and the stuff with his name on it. ?The rest can go. ?Trouble is, what to do in it’s place.
You might say, just let him pick. ?Oh no buddy. ?We’d end up with Handy Manny or Imagination Movers or some other thing. ?It’s all well and good that he likes those things, but I do have to go into his room to put things away and put him to sleep. ?The only character items I’m willing to do are Dr. Seuss.
I haven’t posed the question to the child of which one he would like yet, but I thought I’d ask you. ?I’m leaning towards either a collection of Dr. Seuss or Retro Robots. ?Now mind you, I wouldn’t go all out and spend the hundreds of dollars on the bedding from Pottery Barn or Land of Nod. ?I would like to be lazy and do so, but at $60 just for a twin sheet set… I don’t think so. ?I have a sewing machine thankyouverymuch.
Ponder your choice while I pose the next topic.
Topic #2: Stealing cherries off of the neighbor’s tree
Two weeks ago we had a garage sale. ?I sent the trusty husband up the street to put signs out. ?He comes back and says that the neighbor’s have a Rainier Cherry tree. ?He also proceeds to tell me they weren’t ripe yet, but would probably be so in about a week. ?So last Friday he tells the boy they can take a bike ride up the street to go pick cherries. ?All the while I protest greatly. ?The kicker here is that the house in question is for sale and was recently vacated.
Derek and I have been in this moral debate about picking the cherries. ?I said it wasn’t right (as I picked and ate the cherries *hypocrite*) and he insists that it’s ok. ?They are just going to go to waste if someone doesn’t pick them. ?What would you have done?