Thursday, May 29, 2008

'Tato Bug

I have a lovely window treatment on my front room window, used to be nicer than it is now. We got it the second year we were in this house, and I had schemed, planned and scoured the fabric and discount stores for just the right thing. But five years or so of kids, wear and and such has taken it's toll, and done a job on the smaller cafe style rod that the sheers had hung from. The third rod they have hung from.

This time when Pearl ripped the sheers down, I gave up. The wall has holes in it where the hardware was yanked, the sheers had snags and small snips taken out of them from plastic handles scissors, plus various stains and fingerprints that no longer wash out. I threw out the bent rod, mangled hardware and small bits of wall that had crumbled out. I gave the girls the partially shredded sheers to use for dress-ups. But the rest of the curtains and the scarf that drapes over them still hang relatively nicely... for now.

Yesterday LaLa and Birdie were flitting about the house flapping and trailing the sheers behind them, proclaiming themselves "butterflies." And then there was Pearl who came up to me in the kitchen with a blanket over her head, laughing and saying, "Mama, I a 'tato bug, a 'tato bug!"

Yes, baby... you are a cute little rolly poly bug-a-boo.

6 comments:

Jo said...

She is such a darling clever girl!

Blogarita said...

What a sweetie!

Mama D said...

Just think of the lovely window treatment you can get one day down the road when you don't have to worry about them taking that kind of punishment... Okay, so it's a ways off but still.

She's WAY cuter than a tato bug!

elizasmom said...

So cute!

Fantastagirl said...

I love that you let your girls imagine that they are butterflies...

and I'm sure she will make an awesome 'tato bug!

Becky..AMHW said...

Do you know how many window treatments my boys have ripped down? Many. Many many many. I gave up on installed rods. Blinds? Hahahahahahaha.

I bought spring rods. Yeah, those don't hold up to the wrath of boys either. They bend up and break. Blah.

In both their bedrooms they have shower curtain rods up in their windows with their curtains hung on shower curtain loopy thingies. They pull the curtains down and it's easy to put them right back up. No holes in my walls. The rod is sturdy.