Saturday, July 22, 2006


Well, I really didn’t think anything could top the cardboard playhouse that I found…..BUT THIS IS THE COOLEST THING I HAVE SEEN YET!!!

Graham & Brown makes this wallpaper that is filled with different picture frames of all different sizes. Our future child can just start drawing and coloring right onto the wall into the frames. When I was kid, my parents really taught me to be creative, sitting and watching TV was not really an option with two teachers for parents. They really tried to get me to do more thought provoking things like drawing, painting, putting on plays or puppet shows. I even got to try my hand at cooking when I was seven. (That did not go well by the way. haha)

My father would have lost his mind if I started drawing on the walls, but I always wanted to. A big blank white wall in your bedroom when you are a young kid…seems to scream out for a little crayola!!! William tells me that when he was 4 or 5 he took a small paint brush and painted "duck feet" all over the wall and floor in his room. Needless to say, I gather his mom was not too impressed with that particular art project.

I already know what wall I want to put this on in our child’s room. Though, William is going to have to hide the crayons, as I know I will find myself drawing away as we wait for the baby!



Michael said...

Good luck guys. My partner and I adopted our baby girl last September after a long wait. I can't tell wait a joy she is.

We also live in Atlanta. Our friends are starting their adoption journey and we were looking at IAC's website and saw your profile.

Let us know if we can help in any way.

Michael and Jeff Collins-Smythe

Anonymous said...

You're right, John, I wasn't impressed with those duck feet, and I made him sand them off! It was Bill's first adventure with a power tool.
On the other hand, I did give him the entire refrigerator as his canvas. The only problem was that all that great art was occasionally erased to make room for more.
Love to you both,