Would You Pick a White Nursery?
When I had my oldest son, and of course my daughter Addison, I had the decision of what to do for a nursery. With Camden there was a goodnight theme bedding set I had fallen in love with and decorated his entire bedroom around that.
He had the same theme until Benjamin joined our family and we tweeked the room to accommodate both boys.
With Addison our office turned into her bedroom and I did the owl theme I became obsessed with from the moment I found out I was pregnant.
But going through Pinterest, and new copies of various parenting and pregnancy magazines, I have found a growing trend. White nurseries.
Just like that perfect and kinda sterile looking room over there to the right.
My first initial thought was, oh wow… that is really pretty. But then my skeptical veteran mother bone kicked in and the questioned flooded through my mind.
How many days will this mother spending cleaning that room, and not just the typical cleaning we do as moms either. Lifting stains, changing sheets, cleaning projectile poop and vomit off every pretty white orifice.
Then the reality set in… that room will never stay that white with a child in it. They are simply messy little creatures.
If the room survives infanthood (which I doubt it will look as white if it does) the toddler will destroy everything. They are simply messy creatures.
Perfect for a catalog, simply not logical for real life.
When I became a mother I swore off a couple things… white furniture, clothing, any type of bedding with white in it, and of course white pillows. Why?
Because no matter what I did, the white anything in the house always ended up mysteriously dirty within a day. As for my clothes, I learned after the hard way, and so did my husband. All courtesy of baby bodily functions.
And if we are being honest here, projectile infant poop is no walk in the park to get off your clothes. One of my husband’s shirts ended up in the trash after a couple rounds of Zout didn’t do the trick.
Now that I am off my soapbox about white nurseries… Moms… What do you think about them?
Yay or Nay?
Or just incredibly and unrealistically stupid?