Her room is never a mess. I won't say anything about my other kids' neatness or lack thereof, because they are all fabulous in different ways. Today I am bragging about Sky. If there is one bedroom in the house that I would never be embarrassed to have you take a gander at, it would be Sky's.
I was gathering laundry this morning after the kids were off at school, and I paused at Sky's room as I passed, breathing in the neatly made bed and freshly vacuumed carpet (she pulled the vacuum out on her own last night). It is a normal scene - Sky's clean room. And I thought, I wonder how many other teenagers keep their room so nice. I know I didn't, much to the chagrin of my poor mom.
I "trained" all my kids to clean up their toys when they were little, to make their beds, to hang their clothes. Something happens to them when they become teens, and they seem to forget those lessons. Except Sky, who probably didn't need me to teach them to her in the first place. If anyone is born with a "neat gene," she's one of them.
This is a dresser that my husband and I bought at Good Will for Whitney when she was a teenager, then she and my husband used a "distresser kit" to paint it and make the paint appear "crackled."
Sky is a talented piano player and although we have a regular piano downstairs, this is her little keyboard she plays around on.
The kid even keeps her closet organized.
For years, Sky has been collecting snow globes from the different places we have visited or vacationed.
My husband is always buying the girls a bouquet of fresh flowers for their rooms. This past Valentines, he gave them beautiful bouquets of colorful, dried flowers - but he didn't know they were dried. He said, "Get these on water before they die!" and my girls said, "Dad! They're already dead, duh!"
It is refreshing to have a kid who keeps her room clean - although I'd venture to say it is not normal. Well, I will relish abnormality as long as she lives here!
My Lukey Boy, who follows me around everywhere, waited patiently while I took pictures of Sky's room.