I've inadvertently created a monster. A monster that is more than slightly obsessed with home design. Yes, my son very well may be the next Jonathan Adler. I kid you not. It all started when we got the new rug in the living room. My little man loved to lay on it and would run in and rub the "new rug" every time he had the chance. The next room on my makeover list was his, and this week his new rug came as well. I knew he would be excited, but I did not expect him to be that excited. All he has talked about for 3 days is the new rug. He tells everyone about it. Everyone. We have spent countless hours sitting on it, lying on it, jumping on it, putting every toy imaginable on it. In short, he loves it.
I figured that this was just a stage that would pass and soon the novelty of the newness would wear off. I though that until last night. There I was making dinner and I heard him talking about rugs. Not only rugs but lamps, curtains, and home accessories as well. I peeped around the corner wondering where he was getting this from, and I saw this.
There he was reading the Pottery Barn Kids catalog that had come in the box with the new rug. He had found his new treasure on one of the pages and was now accessorizing his room. No joke. It must have been the funniest thing I have ever seen. I sat down with him and we went through the catalog from front to back and back to front for almost an hour. This morning we did the same thing again. I literally had to tear him away so we could leave the house.
I am more than slightly concerned about Christmas. What the little man doesn't know is that I have already ordered him a few chairs and bean bags in an attempt to recreate this playroom. The rug was only the beginning. Next comes bookshelves and a chalkboard wall. I'm not quite sure what the little man is going to do when he sees the pages of the catalog come to life right before his very eyes. He may go on quite the decorating bender.
I suppose when he is the head of some worldwide interior design company we will all sit back and have a good laugh at this. For now, well, I better go find some more catalogs.