It is easy to forget how time deficient we all are. Many's the night that we have gone to paint when the kids are in bed – watched over by guardian grandparents – and traipsed home after midnight, knackered and squinting, cutting into our sleep.
Don't get me wrong, there are positives (though not many): I have Bunnings totally sussed and the Dulux dogs and I are finally on first name terms.
Perhaps my New Year's resolution will help with my painting debacle. I'm ashamed to admit that I regularly steal resolutions from friends, this year being no exception. Henceforth, I plan to look only at the positive.
For example, paint colours: Kim and I are a bit 'boring beige' on the design front, but when I painted Luca's wall reed green the other day I was ecstatic with the result. Of the several family members that I confided in regarding this great outcome, none were in agreement. In fact, when I showed Luca, 3 years, a colour chart and asked her to pick her favourite colour, what did she pick?