As promised here is my nephews’ finished Dr Seuss room, complete with Dr. Seuss murals, quilts and pillowcases (not to mention a few books tucked away in the closet). Also I Promise this will be my last Dr Seuss related post for awhile.
On somewhat of a side note (although it does relate to the post) I have a quick story from the other day about a woman buying fabric at my local quilt store and telling a story about her friend. She explained that her friend had made the most beautiful quilt she had ever seen and going to give the quilt to her granddaughter. The woman was so angry about this and said it was such a waste because a child could never appreciate and understand the amount of work that went into that quilt the way an adult would. She went on to explain that if it were her quilt she shouldn’t waste such craftsmanship, money, and time on a child (even if it was her granddaughter).
I was appalled by this woman and the way she was talking. How could giving something so precious be a waste if given to a child?! For example my two little nephews (ages 4 and 5) who received all this Dr. Seuss stuff love it! Every time someone goes over to their house they ask them if they want to see their Dr. Seuss bedroom. Sure at that age they might not truly understand all the time and work that went into the quilts and the murals – but just because they don’t quite see that side of the gift that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate them. If anything they are more appreciative and excited than an adult would be. For me, making those two quilts was the best use of my time and energy and I know they will be loved and used for years to come.
For the record I politely told the woman that I disagree and told her
about my nephews and their quilts. Maybe I am lucky because they are
being raised by wonderful parents and are polite, well mannered and
great kids. But I will never think that giving those boys quilts was
the wrong decision in the slightest, even if they hadn’t appreciated them the way they do.