These are words taken from the book Rumpelstiltskin by Paul O. Zelinsky--a definite favorite in our house. In the book, the miller is foolish. He tells the greedy king that his daughter has a gift that she does not possess. I am finding that, unlike the miller, I have a daughter who does posses this talent, and it's so fun to watch it develop.
Because of where it is situated, this is also the "public" restroom in our house. When someone visits and needs a restroom, that is where we direct them. Not a problem--until recently.
#3's room is gorgeously clean and cared for. When I want to be inspired, it's her room I go to for an uplift. Really. So, a couple weeks ago, an idea occurred to me.
I approached #3 with the idea and gave her a $75 budget. She was more than enthusiastic. She set the goal to have it done before #1 gets home for the holidays.
A few years back, my dad gave me a picture that hung in his grandparents' home. The glass in it was broken. It ends up having the perfect colors in it for this bathroom. #3 also found some decorative shelf supports in the garage. They will go on the wall above the toilet. She just needs the "shelf" part. She has found all kinds of things around the house to put on the shelf.
She is taking straw and turning it into gold right before our very eyes.