October 05, 2005

Bones' Domain

For some reason, I just never got around to getting Bones a comforter for his bed. It wasn't intentional. The kid has been using a 40 year old electric blanket at night as his blanket. I had it on my bed when I was a kid. I feel certain that if it were ever plugged in, it would start a fire. (We've lost the plug; its no longer pluggable.) It doesn't even look nice. It's light brown and pilled from all the years. And it's hard and lumpy from the heating elements or whatever they put in electric blankets.

But... my boys love this thing. I bought Bones a comforter the other day and immediately my eldest laid claim to the old ratty electric blanket. It is soft... in spots. I give it that.

Anyway, I took Bones to The Big K to look at comforters and the only one he LOVED was the one that was all about Darth Vader. That's it... it's black and red and has Darth Vader on it. Figures that my child that walks on the Dark Side has to have a Darth Vader comforter set.

I can't believe I said yes. I figure it's his room, but between the super hero border, the light blue and yellow paint and then the BLACK and RED comforter... oh and throw in this purple squishy pillow he HAD TO HAVE, it just looks like the room needs a black light... with maybe a disco ball.

See for yourself. (Note Pregnant and Not Pregnant are on his pillow. He sleeps with them religiously and STILL calls them that. Along with Ernie. His heros: Ernie and Darth Vader.)

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Posted by Boudicca at October 5, 2005 10:22 PM | TrackBack

You really are a good mom.

Allowing self-expression (particularly with decorating choices) is hard for me.

; )

Posted by: Christina at October 5, 2005 10:35 PM

HEY!!! I've never owned a comforter. I've had the same afghan and blanket for years.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at October 5, 2005 10:40 PM

I am glad you are picking the right battles with the kids, at least the room is tidy....

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at October 5, 2005 10:59 PM

Hey, works for me! I am just surprised he gaveup the blanket-I would not have without a fight or a BIG bribe.

Posted by: GUYK at October 5, 2005 11:07 PM

It's bright and bold....just like Bones.

I think it's perfect!

Posted by: Tammi at October 5, 2005 11:28 PM

I like it... looks great actually! It looks like a boy's room which is the whole point. *grin* After all it's his bed I just hope the black dye doesn't come off on anything.

Posted by: Teresa at October 5, 2005 11:35 PM

I love it!!! I can relate completely. My older boy fancies himself to be a real Anakin Skywalker while my younger boy has always wanted to be Yoda! Their bunk beds NEVER have the same 'motiff'(sp?). Of course my room is done in all Steelers decor, including the bed. I guess they get it from me. I repeat what I said from before, Bou... You.Are.Doomed!
Enjoy every minute of it!

Posted by: Shawn at October 6, 2005 12:23 AM

Hey, Ernie and Darth Vader are my heroes, too.

Ok, ok. Bert and Darth Vader.

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 6, 2005 12:28 AM

New comforter? Hmmph...

I'm still waiting for the leaves to fall so I can make a new bed.


Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 6, 2005 12:44 AM

Knowing what the rest of your house looks like... bah wah hahahaha... that is great. "I have to be me". Though, I wonder how he got my color sense (better known as lack of)? Maybe he hung around me for too long. ;-)

Posted by: vw bug at October 6, 2005 06:25 AM

It's eclectic! I like it!

I have another one of those ancient electric blankets your boys can have...

Posted by: Marie at October 6, 2005 08:09 AM

Looks like my house. Only the Boy's room currently is done in Dinosaurs, Power Rangers, Firetrucks and Dora! Go figure. He loves Dora.

Posted by: oddybobo at October 6, 2005 08:36 AM

Hey, at least he has a good wholesome hero, unlike Ernie.

Posted by: Contagion at October 6, 2005 09:28 AM

Well... its not really 'new' as in replacement. It's new as in he finally has one. I think over time they will end up fighting for that old blanket. Son#1 is going to be hard pressed to give it up though!

Everytime I walk in that room I think I'm blinded!

And yes... I am doomed!

Posted by: Bou at October 6, 2005 11:02 PM