My best hour was spent removing the decal from what was meant to be Aly’s room. Cos we were truly spending time together as a family. Aly sat on the mattress entertaining herself with her books, occasionally making funny noises with her baby speak that cracked us up, me peeling the decal off piece by piece and laughing away as ys tries to fit the pieces back to the template they came from, like a jigsaw puzzle. Such pure and simple joy.
Of course I also felt a little sad that the decal had to come down. It was just about a year ago that we were excitedly putting it up, filled with anticipation about Aly’s arrival.
Here’s the picture I took of Aly’s nursery just after we put up the decal.
And here’s the boss today.