Posted by TinyTotties on April 04 2010
At the tender age of ten, my firstborn is slowly slipping away, becoming less and less interested in spending time with us, her family, and more and more interested in her friends.
This is a completely natural process, of course. She is still “mine,” as I like to say jokingly. She is loving and devoted and cares for us a lot – but the first signs of that long, complicated trip into independence that she would have to take during her teenage years are becoming more and more evident.
The more my daughter grows into the young woman she would one day become, the more she needs her own space, her own corner, and the more her room and its décor become important to her.
Gone are the days when I could just decorate her room according to my own taste and preferences. She is now very opinionated, and very vocal, when it comes to decorating her room. Interestingly, the choice of kids bedding for her bed is just as important to her as any other decorating choice.
Groovy Kids Bedding Set
by Sweet Jojo Designs
This year, my daughter started to use the word “cool.” One needs to be cool, or – at the very least – not be considered as “uncool.” Whether I like this or not is of no importance: this is how things are, and since I need to buy kids bedding for her anyway, I am happy to oblige her and buy the designs she likes, as long as she keeps to a pre-determined budget.
Just as with her clothes, my daughter feels that the wrong bedding would have a devastating effect on her social life and social status, while the right kind of bedding would help her to achieve the coveted “cool” status. (Roll eyes, and this time it’s the mom who’s doing the eye rolling. But, WHATEVER.)
So we purchase her kids bedding together, online, looking for that “perfect” design while sticking with our budget (this is important to me, and she respects that). There are several designs that she really likes, but her absolute favorites are the Pink Peace Kid's Bedding Set and the Groovy Kids Bedding Set, both by Sweet Jojo Designs. Yup, these designs have passed the “coolness” test.
Of course, younger kids are going to be less preoccupied with being cool and would probably love “cute” or “fun” designs, such as the Ladybug Parade Bedding Set for girls or the Fire Truck Bedding Set for boys.
But my main point is, there comes a time when your child will start taking great interest in the décor of her room. Respect that! Her room is her place, her sanctuary. It’s where she gets to have friends over, spend some alone time, and – above all- showcase her own style and personality. After all, we adults feel the same about decorating our house, don’t we?