Look at that sweet, innocent face! Isn't she darling? This kid has been keeping me on my toes since she could crawl. Neither of my older girls really got into things or made messes. I never baby-proofed my house until she came along. Today was no different.
Notice the new bangs? She decided to sleep with a sucker last night and when she woke up this morning it was stuck in her hair. Rather than asking me to help her she hurriedly cut it out. Luckily she has a hair-cut appointment tomorrow morning. Abby can work miracles.
That was just the beginning. I have been spring cleaning, and today I decided to clean Mya's room. I decided to take a few before pictures just for fun. Also to document all of the naughty things she has been up to the last little while! Keep in mind she "cleaned" her room less than 12 hours before these were taken:Notice there isn't a sheet on the bed. That's because she decided to cut holes in it. It's in the garbage.
Half eaten peeps. Nice.
This is where she decided to glue her art work to the wall.
This is the door of her armoire. There were also very nice drawings on the wall, her bed, the closet door, her toybox and the window sill. Remember, she's 5. WAAAY too old for all of this crap!
And now for the after shots:
Much better! I think I'll sleep well tonight and I may even let Mya live. All of the drawings came off, the glue didn't remove the paint, and I got rid of TONS of toys. Now, on to the next room.
P.S. Her room looks so cluttered, even clean. Any suggestions? It's a small room and I'm sure it would help if I toned down the 400 colors I have going on in there, but I'm not going to (cause everything matches!). I hate pushing all of the furniture up against the wall, but maybe I need to. I could make the bed into a day-bed and put it lengthwise against one wall. What do you think?
P.P.S. I know that nothing in here is terribly feminine. It has to be that way. Mya is a "girl-tom" (Someone once told her she was a tom-boy and she can never remember it right. She tells everyone she's a girl-tom) and hates anything pink or frilly.