I, too, forgot to read the rule book once.
You see I stupidly thought that having the paints in a box in the closet was enough.
No, no, no, no, no.
Two little kids who are supposed to be napping + a box full of Halloween and Easter tole paints =
… and this …
Sure, I was going to repaint the ugly bed frame I got for free … but NOT LIKE THIS!
The curtains, bedspread, pillows– everything – were a complete loss. And for some unknown reason they had all the couch cushions in the room and they were trashed too. And the carpet … yeah. Don’t get me started.
The perversely funny thing is apparently the little punks had fun destroying the room.
I’m just glad we hadn’t started the remodel yet.
$186 for new carpet for the room and hallway
$46 for new sheet rock, tape and mud to replace one of the walls
$56 for new baseboard trim and chair rail
$41 for new paint
$35 for new bedding (on clearance, thankfully)
… oh yeah …
$14 for new paints that are now kept locked up in storage.
(The little punks got rinsed off in COLD showers, thank you very much.)
Even though this little episode goes down as a total PARENT FAIL on my part, I’m happy to share so that all of you look better.