I have received several comments over the last few months about the color of my site which is, I know, SUPER PINK. Not bad comments, mind you, but comments. So I want to explain.
When I found out I was pregnant, I had my kid's nursery planned to the smallest detail. Bluish walls with painted clouds, a tree painted in the corner with leaves that went up onto the ceiling over the crib, a picket fence around the room with flowers coming through it, and little bugs (cute ones, like lady bugs and butterflies) painted as if flying through the air. And if said kid was a boy, I would add a baseball mitt onto the fence, and maybe some turtles and such so it wouldn't look too feminine (God forbid).
And then I found out I was having a girl. For some reason I decided immediately that only a pink room would do. We spent hours upon hours in Home Depot pouring over paint chips for just the right color, and browsing through wallpaper books for just the right border. And we found both. We painted the room, and I will admit, it was quite pink. Pepto Bismol-ish, even. I wanted to immediately paint over it, but Hub said no, its going to be great with the border and the furniture and curtains and such. I pushed all those evil pregnancy hormones down and agreed to wait and see how it would look, after getting a promise that if I still hated it we would start from scratch.
I showed the room to a few people, and everyone said it was a nice color and would looked great. And then my sister-in-law came over. They have a daughter, and her room is dark blue with dark colored teddy bears and beige curtains (very blah and boring-looking), so I don't know why her comments (especially about decorating) mean anything to me. But, remember the hormones...Her comment was "Wow, this is really pink. This is a HURTFUL pink." So then, after I had finally started to agree that it just might look okay, I started to doubt it again.
Well to make a long story even longer, we put up the border, which is GORGEOUS. I love it. It goes along the bottom of the wall (rather than the top) and looks like antique toy boxes overflowing with stuffed animals. Love it. Then we put the furniture in. Dark mahogany, Italian-made, lots of detail, super-classy. A crib, armoire, and changing table/dresser. Love it. Then we hung up her name in letters over her crib, hung with polka-dot ribbon. Love it. And finally we added the other touches like the crucifix we got her at the Vatican, pretty curtains, and a white shelf and two white wicker baskets over her changing table, which we filled with family photos, stuffed animals, books, etc. Her room is just gorgeous.
I was happy to be having a little girl and I wanted her room to express that. Pink was the way for me. But my sister-in-law's comment sticks with me to this day, as if having a pink room for a girl is a bad thing. As if I am setting her up for a life of perky cheerleading and being submissive to boys and the like. I mean really. Anyone who knows me knows that I am raising one seriously tough broad here. Hurtful pink room or not.
So, that's why I chose the pinkest, hurtful-est pink skin I could find. Does that make any sense at all???