I decided to shut them up. Seal them to be exact. I figured if I painted them, it would buy me time to figure out how to properly dress them up. It would get them off my back.
I know better. Really I do.
It should have been a quick job. Two hours tops. It should have gone smoothly. But, despite lessons I supposedly learned, I decided to conquer my wall niches with my 3 year old companion by my side.
And my niches heckled me. The whole time.
My niches scoffed at my arrogance while I stepped to the sink to wash my hands. Just as I turned to scoop up B to wash her up, she says, “Mommy, I got it in my hair.” (that would be CAULKING -- EVERYWHERE in her hair)
I could practically hear the sarcastic laughter of my niches as I hauled B off to her first shower of the day.
Cleaned up and ready to paint, B was eager to make sure I let her paint the “down low parts”.
Which I did. For a while.
After a couple smudges outside the safety of the blue tape, it was time for her to stop “helping” and go paint her own things. I set her up at the table… covered her in an old shirt and left the happy toddler to her imagination, while I painted only a few feet away.
I should have known something was up when it was quiet. I found this.
I dodged the sharp jeers from my niches as I marched B to the bathroom for her second shower.
Thankfully, all the excitement wore her out, leaving her content to cuddle up with her “bear” and watch Sleeping Beauty. I was able to finish my painting my niches and temporarily quiet their taunts – nevermind the project had taken the whole day.
Here's the (semi) finished project
Now, if only I can figure out what to put into them!! Any ideas?