Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Story of a Princess Bed

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was two-years-old.  It wasn't so very long ago, but the years bring so many changes that in some ways, it is hard to remember what those days were like.  The little girl looked something like this:

And the little girl and her mommy went everywhere together, did everything together.  It was just the two of them during the day.  Their camera wasn't the best that could be found, and they had dial-up internet, but they were happy.  Her mommy checked her brand-new Facebook account twice a week.  Oh, the times.

 It was so long ago that the little girl still took a nap.

One morning while at Wal-Mart, the little girl's eyes fell upon a boxed set of furniture, a plastic bed, plastered in Disney Princesses, the kind of big-girl bed her mommy had thought to herself that she'd never buy.  But the little girl's eyes lit up, and she begged and begged for that bed.  Oh, how she wanted it!  Her mommy told her she'd have to talk to her daddy about it, but it would have been easy for the mommy to have put it in the buggy right away, because in those days, almost anything the little girl asked for at Wal-mart she received because...well, because the mommy was so charmed by her ability to talk and ask for things.

The little girl's mommy called her daddy on the drive home from the store and told him about the bed.  She passed the phone to her two-year-old daughter who said into the phone, "Get my bed, Daddy.  Buy me my bed..."  so piteously.  

So the big-girl princess bed was purchased and put together by the little girl's daddy, who very wisely told his daughter that the big-girl bed meant no more pacifier.  The big girl readily agreed, and though it was hard to go to sleep without it at first, she learned.  Mommy would rock her or lay down beside her, and she'd fall asleep in that princess bed, and she was happy.   

For 4 years she called the princess bed hers, and her room has been in sad need of some attention for those years.  It has seen many pieces of furniture come and go, had some crayon-writing on the walls among other things.  But the princess bed has been a special place.

A fresh coat of paint perhaps?

Pictures of Ella's new room coming soon!  It's a work in progress. 


  1. Love the new color! Can't wait to see what you have done with her room! :)

    1. Thanks, Laura! It's amazing what a coat of paint can do!