One Reason Why It's Awesome to be a Dad...

January 19, 2009 at 11:00 PMJeremy

We had painted Jonathan's room before we even knew if we were having a boy or a girl, but we never really settled on any kind of theme.  I thought most of them looked a little silly, or like something he'd grow out of quickly, so I didn't think much of it.  One day Marci saw something online that was little animals peeking out through boxes, and wanted to use that as a theme.  I thought it was pretty cute, but before we could get anything, we discovered that Brandon and Sam had already picked the same stuff for their baby's room.

I didn't want to duplicate what they'd done, but there wasn't anything else that I thought would work.  I was about to just say "forget it" when it occurred to me that I'd seen something at ThinkGeek that would work perfectly:

These are vinyl wall clings from the classic Super Mario Brothers.  Yes, the paint color matches perfectly for the blue sky.  The only problem is that the walls are very deeply textured; the clings... cling just fine, but they do get a bit of a wavy, speckled look to them when they pick up glare.  The really cool part, though, is that we can change them around or remove them entirely if we need to, without needing to repaint or anything.

This will be a fun theme (for me at least) to work with for a while.  

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