December 29, 2008

Stickers=Awesome

There is a moment in every girl's life when she is seized with the uncontrollable urge to plaster her bedroom walls with stickers. For many females, the instinct kicks in during the joyous tween years, and takes the form of a glow-in-the-dark galaxy affixed to a popcorn ceiling. For my precocious daughter, the desire to redecorate hit a bit earlier.

"AHHHH!" I shrieked upon discovering that several Disney princesses had sneaked into my daughter's bedroom overnight and vomited on her walls.


"Help me!" I cried out loud. "We have to get these things down before they take off the paint!"

My daughter was unmoved by the urgency of my request.

"I like the stickers where they are," she pouted.

"You know the rule," I repeated. "Stickers go on paper, or they go in the trash."

Snow White's forest friends began to panic.


In case you couldn't figure it out on your own, Camber chose option 3: she picked the stickers out of the trash and reapplied them to the wall after I left the room.

22 comments

Lisa said...

I had that galaxy on my ceiling as a tween. A few of the stickers are still there. It's kind of creepy because they've lost most of their glow-in-the-dark power after all these years and only give off a feeble glow.

April said...

oh, stickers are awful. i surprised my parents with the milky way on my ceiling in highschool too. i even scraped off some popcorn to get them to stick better. oops.

HW said...

Enjoy the Disney stickers.

My daughter (age 14) just hung a Michale Phelps calendar in her room. Before hanging it up, she held it next to her face and said "hellooooooo looooovvver..." Now all she says is "He's so hot."

Lord help me.

Annette Lyon said...

My tween's already got the galaxy. She swears it's got removable adhesive. I haven't dared to find out.

And the littlest one? She plasted her headboad with nearly 100 random stickers. That was a delightful cleanup job . . . with a butter knife.

Mie said...

When my girls were 5 and 3 they decided to put fish stickers all over their hand painted head and foot boards. I left them and they don't think they are as cool on their beds now that they are 11 and 9.

Betsey Booms said...

I once covered an entire door in our rental house.

Camber is so innovative though, creating her own options.

Amy Prather said...

Okay, so YOU MUST have had the galaxy stikers too? I know I'm not going to be the last reader to admit this one... I even went so far as to put the initals of the boy I was dating at the time, in the shape of a constellation near my bed... Yes, lame... even lamer? The thought that hanging the plastic ones from the ceiling with fishing line and staples to hold them INTO the popcorn ceiling... Indeed... my kids are far better than I ever was though. They find contraband things like Hannah Montana stickers and affix them to EVERYTHING - but wait - it's better when it's a panty liner or diaper doubler stuck to the front door! HA! Truly, Mr. Gump had it right... Life is like a box of Chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get... BUT wouldn't it be awesome if we could pinch each chocolate in advance so we KNEW or at least had a SMIDGE of an IDEA what we were getting?!

Leslie said...

So far both of my boys like to apply stickers to themselves and their clothing -which is fine. My little one likes his on his "pummy" - his tummy.

Momlissa said...

Oh, that is too funny. :)

We have the sticker appliques that don't stick to the point. The downside of these? My boys have started a new hobby of removing them from the wall, causing a war between the girl and the twins. Fun, fun, fun!

Momlissa said...

Ok, sorry. That was stick to the paint, not point. :)

Wev said...

We settled for buying Sprog (not her real name) window stickers, although the majority of these of so far been of the Christmas variety.

Janille said...

There is this stuff - goo be gone, or something like that, that is heaven for removing stickers and residual sticky. It is the only way to survive creative children. That and peanut butter to take gum out of hair and stuff. What is it with sticky things anyway, that is so intriguing? Someone should do a study on it.

Rachel said...

Ceara decided to decorate the spare bedroom at Grandma's house with Lion King stickers, and no, they don't come off well. Oh well, better Grandma's wall than mine!!!

Sarah said...

My four year old is addicted with decorating things with stickers - the walls, the furniture, her brothers. Some moron in the family gave her a sticker maker for Christmas which only makes it sooo much better. She even uses them as tape to tape her drawings to the walls. I had to seriously threaten her life to get her to stop while our house is on the market.

Tanna'sTriplets said...

I think there are still some old moon and star, glow in the dark stickers up in my old room at my parents house.

amanda said...

cute. i'm sure to come back and check out your blog! i've added it to my 'stalking' list. :0)

Nikki said...

I hate stickers as treats, almost as much as I hate when the grocery store gives out Smarties!!

My kids (7,5,3) have this obsession with putting stickers on my car windows - Everyone in Rexburg knows we are a bunch of "Cuddly Broulim's Teddy Bears"

Makayla said...

I had glow stickers on my ceiling at both my parents' houses. :) When my mom sold her house, I think the people who bought it did so because their fourteen year old daughter loved the universe on my ceiling. My little sister is now almost 13, and she, too, has glowing stars and moons on her ceiling. Great stuff! :)

Mama Lou said...

When we were in school stickers were for coveting and trading...NOT for sticking. We had albums for our stickers (with the backing still on of course).

Blog Buddy said...

I think I sent my son some-for his mission walls in Switzerland-♥ Gotta have the Glow!

-Jen said...

My sticker problem so far hasn't been with my son, it was with my husband. He applied stickers to my son's door and then when we decided to swap bedrooms around we have the missing paint from the door dilemma.

Jana said...

I confess...I had the glow stickers when I was a tween. They are super inspirational and very classy. My mom LOVED them.