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Yes, kinda like that

Emma_sketch_of_me

Emma drew this picture of me a few days ago, and as I looked more closely at it, I thought, "yup, pretty accurate." Well, except for the detail of two children swimming around in my tummy….But otherwise, feeling huge, sporting some puffy hands and a dark hole of a belly-button. I never get that cute little out-y belly button when I’m pregnant, instead mine turns into a giant dark crater. However, it has become the megaphone between my children and the baby, so I guess I shouldn’t complain.
But I do appreciate that Emma gave me a pretty good hair day in this picture, a smile and pretty slim legs…but if I was wearing a pair of maternity jeans that I was constantly tugging back up to my waist, then it would be really accurate.

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I went to the paint store over the weekend and picked out some colors for the baby room. Standing in front of that wall of paint chips–I realized again that I really like color–lots of colors. But I had something in my head and I came pretty close. I also realized that I’m influenced by the names of the colors: "quail egg" is what Dan is going to paint the baby crib. I love the color and I really love the name. Our crib is a hand-me-down and has now been in service for probably five children.  The wood is definitely ready for a refresh.

I probably could have stayed in that paint section for an hour or two just watching other people make their painting decisions. I watched a pair of teenage girls who were picking out bedroom paint, pull shades of color off the wall that looked more like streetwise lipstick shades than a color you’d want to be surrounded in while you slept.  And a husband and wife pulling out card after card of taupes and  orangey-tans, looking for a color to match their living room carpet.

I think they should consider hiring paint counselors, stationed around the color chips. I’d volunteer.

Emma_sketch_of_me

Emma drew this picture of me a few days ago, and as I looked more closely at it, I thought, "yup, pretty accurate." Well, except for the detail of two children swimming around in my tummy….But otherwise, feeling huge, sporting some puffy hands and a dark hole of a belly-button. I never get that cute little out-y belly button when I’m pregnant, instead mine turns into a giant dark crater. However, it has become the megaphone between my children and the baby, so I guess I shouldn’t complain.
But I do appreciate that Emma gave me a pretty good hair day in this picture, a smile and pretty slim legs…but if I was wearing a pair of maternity jeans that I was constantly tugging back up to my waist, then it would be really accurate.

P1010012_7

I went to the paint store over the weekend and picked out some colors for the baby room. Standing in front of that wall of paint chips–I realized again that I really like color–lots of colors. But I had something in my head and I came pretty close. I also realized that I’m influenced by the names of the colors: "quail egg" is what Dan is going to paint the baby crib. I love the color and I really love the name. Our crib is a hand-me-down and has now been in service for probably five children.  The wood is definitely ready for a refresh.

I probably could have stayed in that paint section for an hour or two just watching other people make their painting decisions. I watched a pair of teenage girls who were picking out bedroom paint, pull shades of color off the wall that looked more like streetwise lipstick shades than a color you’d want to be surrounded in while you slept.  And a husband and wife pulling out card after card of taupes and  orangey-tans, looking for a color to match their living room carpet.

I think they should consider hiring paint counselors, stationed around the color chips. I’d volunteer.

15 comments on “Yes, kinda like that”

  1. It is funny how the color names have such an influence… you’ll never see a paint called “cat food”, for example…

    I think the colors that you picked are lovely – and when you (and the other commenters) decide to set up your volunteer color selection services, I want to be first in line. I”m severely impaired in that area…

  2. I am completely useless when it comes to color. I know what I like once it’s painted, but paint chips? I’d be the one picking totally tacky colors & then regretting it. I would greatly benefit from a color consultant.

    BTW! I have that Paumes book and LOVE it!!

  3. I have always wondered who gets to name the paint colours, and envied them. Next time I am back in a country that has such things as paint chips, I am planning on filling my pockets with them to pore over both colours and words in quiet moments…

    Yes, I know.

    And LOVE Emma’s drawing. Goodness, you’ve almost made it!

  4. This post cracked me up. Firstly of course the awesome drawing! I also have the blackhole belly button and since this is my first, I was curious as to why it wasn’t just popping out like everyone talks about…nope, it’s just dark.

    And I must have the same maternity jeans you have because I am constantly pulling them up. It makes me crazy.

    Let’s hear it for round ladies with blackhole navels and saggy jeans!

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