I love the story of Peter Pan. When I was little I had a hardback book of Peter Pan that was my moms when she was little. Sadly, I do not have it anymore, so I would not be able to leave it to my possible one day child. My mom left it in a house that she moved out of. Along with a few other prized books such as my hardback copy of Grimms Grimmest that my now husband then boyfriend gave me for our very first christmas as a couple waaayyy back when we were still in high school. Won’t get to leave that one to my possible one day child either. No bitterness there…
When you get to be about my age I guess that is something you think about a little more. Instead of just watching movies and reading books I catch myself thinking about what it would be like to read or watch that with your child for the very first time. The live action 2003 version of Peter Pan is streaming on Netflix right now and if you have never seen it I suggest you go give it a watch. I was watching it a few weeks ago and that thought came to mind – what must it be like to see this as a child? Pure magic. We are so jaded as adults we do not always see the magic. Peter Pan is just something that everyone knows by heart. It is part of the vernacular. But do remember, there was a time when we once did not know Peter. Someone close to you had the privilege of sharing the story of Neverland, flying through the night sky, pixie dust, and pirates. How spectacular the story must have seemed!
I feel that many parents probably introduce their children to Peter by absent mindedly popping in the Disney DVD and walking away to do chores thinking “that will keep them quite for awhile.” What a disservice to these children! But those parents are missing out even more. Those parents are missing out on the best thing. They are missing making a memory with their child. They are missing seeing the look on their childrens faces as you read to them this adventure.
and now away from the story. And on to some interior design! haha! What a switchover huh? I am very particular when it comes to decor and personal style. One thing I am particular about is the thought of a nursery. I LOATHE character nurseries. If you like em good for you its just not my bag baby. One room filled with everything Winnie the Pooh print bought from some store all together? Bleh. If you still insist on a theme there are more creative ways to go about other than buying matchy matchy wallpaper bedding rugs etc. I know that ya’ll know what I am talking about. I very much think about making a room that a child can grow into. Not plastering the walls with a wallpaper that you will have to rip down when the kid is seven because “Winnie the Pooh is for Babies!” Pick some colors and go with that and add features that are easily interchanged like wall art and pillows and little animals that go with what you want. The only thing that has ever made me have the thought of having a theme nursery is – you may have guessed it – Peter Pan. When I saw this on the blog Lay Baby lay – it really had me hooked! Its still a theme – but done in a very me way.