Can you believe that a week has gone by since school has started? I’m still amazed at the thought of my daughter going to College, let alone to actually finish it.
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You see, deciding to go wasn’t an easy process at all. If it weren’t for me pushing her she probably wouldn’t even be there. My daughter’s self esteem and confidence in herself is low; she didn’t believe that she was ‘smart enough’ to go. Fortunately; in my opinion, it’s not about how smart you are. I think it’s more about how dedicated you are. In spite of the struggle with the decision to pursue higher education, my daughter seems to be enjoying it thus far.
Since I wasn’t sure if I could convince my daughter to go to school, applying for residency (dorm room) wasn’t an option. Even though my daughter didn’t move into a dorm room, we still had to make some changes to her room. Making her room more comfortable to study in and more comfortable to sleep in became the most important thing to focus on … and still is.
While I wasn’t prepared to change her entire room, I did let her pick what was the most important thing to her. What she wanted most was a new look, and one that was age-appropriate. Once again, we took a trip to our reliable Giant Tiger store and I told my daughter to pick out what she wanted for her bedroom. It always feels great to be able to freely say “pick out whatever you want” and to not feel overly concerned with prices. At Giant Tiger I know I’m getting what I want at a great price.My daughter picked out a bed-in-a-bag type of bedding. The set includes a comforter, sheets, pillowcases, and pillow shams. That was all it took to make her happy. I insisted we take a separate sheet set so as to further change-up ‘the look’ of her room, so we found a fun print to take home with us. The truth was I wanted a set of sheets on her bed while the other is in the laundry. You know how teenagers get! Try and get them out of bed and see!That’s her in there! Seriously; she’s in there.
Of course, we can’t overlook essentials like: binders, pens, highlighters, and sticky notes! Giant Tiger even has student desks (we already had one or I would have purchased one there), bookcases, and even area rugs! I get excited during each of my shopping excursions at Giant Tiger, and always bring home more than I had originally planned on purchasing.
While on the subject of essentials, snacks are definitely required!My daughter’s room is lovingly referred to as a work in progress. We’ll continue to visit Giant Tiger to look for more ways to personalize her room. Maybe I’ll see you there? What I know for certain is that we’re going to do everything possible to get my baby girl into a dorm room of her own. It’ll be great for her. It’ll be good for me. It’ll give us more reasons to visit Giant Tiger.
Have you visited your local Giant Tiger yet? What did you get?