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to be somewhat surprised by what DD1 has done to her bedroom?

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AtYourCervix Mon 08-Aug-11 18:43:45

I was thinking she was being an antisocial teenager hiding up there all day.

I just looked in to make sure she had actually got dressed today and have discovered she has spent the day painting her walls.

one wall has multicoloured handprints all over.

one wall has a moon and stars.

another wall has big red hearts.

And on the other wall is a large ship on an ocean.

I can't decide whether to be cross or impressed by her artistic talent. it looks rather nice.

But I thought the days of children drawing on the walls was over. Does this mean that every time it goes all quiet I have to keep checking her every 5 minutes again?

Lancelottie Mon 08-Aug-11 18:45:01

But she was boooored, and you didn't entertain her.
Seems fair enough to me!
<rushes out to check on DSs>

FabbyChic Mon 08-Aug-11 18:45:11

I wouldn't like it! But I think it is great she wanted to do something nice to her room and make it all hers. Sounds like she done a good job.

JustFiveMinutesHAHAHA Mon 08-Aug-11 18:45:33

I'd be like you - not sure whether to be impressed or pissed off - .... probably depends what she's like the rest of the time! I can't believe she/kids in general do that kind of stuff without asking first... OH how things have changed!!

TrillianAstra Mon 08-Aug-11 18:45:59

How old is she?

Is it a problem if she has multicoloured walls?

Is she cleaning up after herself and making sure not to paint things that should not be painted?

AuntieMaggie Mon 08-Aug-11 18:46:06

lol sounds good to me unless of course she painted over expensive wallpaper... cheap way to decorate and keeps her out of trouble!

mustdash Mon 08-Aug-11 18:46:09

It sounds great - does she do commissions?

Hope she's cleaned up after herself though. grin

ProcrastinatorGeneral Mon 08-Aug-11 18:48:18

Job's a good 'un!

My son (4) wants a pirate themed wall, if she's available for commisiongrin

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Aug-11 18:48:18

It was bloody DD2 who was bored.

DD1 is the good, sweet, nice one (normally). (she's 15)

It's all very neat and tidy. All stencilled and measured not just scrawled.

It's my fault for giving her the rainbow bedroom she asked for when she was 4.

ProcrastinatorGeneral Mon 08-Aug-11 18:52:13

You know what we're going to say next...

Pics or it didn't happen! wink

JustFiveMinutesHAHAHA Mon 08-Aug-11 18:55:05

It's my fault for giving her the rainbow bedroom she asked for when she was 4 grin

What was her attitude like when you saw it? All - 'isn't this cool mum' or 'oh fuck you I'll do what I want'??

<Still in disbelief over the yoof of today - no wayyyy would I have done that>

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Aug-11 19:01:03

she was quietly pleased with it.

My rainbow was bloody brilliant - Across 2 walls, with grass, flowers, sky and clouds over the other 2. A bit telly-tubby inspired.

Will try and do a pic or 2 but my laptop has broke so am trying to find my way round Dh's PC.

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Aug-11 19:02:26

and her room was looking a bit tatty anyway having not been painted in the last 5 years or so.

LaWeasel Mon 08-Aug-11 19:03:52

I'm quite impressed that she did it all (and neatly!) without abandoning it...

So I guess I'd be impressed with a side of - I don't mind, but really you should have asked me first.

gallicgirl Mon 08-Aug-11 19:04:37

I did an under-sea scene on my bedroom wall when I was that age. Looked fab.

Sounds great.

LaWeasel Mon 08-Aug-11 19:04:56

Me and my sister painted a big barcode on her bedroom wall at about that age. We must've told dad though, because he took us out to buy the paint!

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Aug-11 19:10:40

I've just added my own hand print. in purple.
wonder in DH would let her do our room too?

michglas Mon 08-Aug-11 19:12:56

DD1 (15) has painted big beautiful butterflies on one of her walls.

activate Mon 08-Aug-11 19:18:05

she should have asked first

HappyMummyOfOne Mon 08-Aug-11 19:18:17

It sounds fab, it wouldnt bother me if DS did this when he's older.

storytopper Mon 08-Aug-11 19:21:26

Sounds fantastic! And it's only paint - when she get's fed up with it, she can paint over it. Could be the start of a career - who knows?

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Aug-11 19:28:34

can't do a photo. technology has beaten me.

hellospoon Mon 08-Aug-11 19:28:47

wow sounds brilliant, i would of loved to have had the talent to do that!

aslong as it is nice and if you move you can paint over it easily i see no problem!

Where did she get the paint from, did you buy it??

neuroticmumof3 Mon 08-Aug-11 19:48:37

I think you should be impressed. I know I am. She did something creative. Without making a godawful mess. Or a big fuss.

AtYourCervix Mon 08-Aug-11 19:56:01

she's doing GCSE art so has all sorts of paints. It is rather nice. Just a bit surprising grin

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