A Baby Room, and a Pirate Quote?!

Sometimes I like to remind Ben that I’m being a “Proverbs 31 wife” – I’m saving him money, and being really productive and wise, and all that kind of stuff. Definitely worthy of being praised at the city gate, but we’re having trouble figuring out what would be the modern-day equivalent in Niverville – the entrance to Fifth Avenue Estates, the development where we live? He’s talked about making posters….

Or maybe Facebook? He could start posting updates on how amazing I am?

But this weekend, he was a …Proverbs 31 husband… if it gives such a thing. He seemed determined to get every task done that could possibly be stressing me out, and had his most productive Saturday ever. He moved furniture, and washed floors, and hung up pictures, and cleaned the house.

As a result, we now have this:

baby room

And now, Baby can come. Anytime.

baby roomAfter he had finished setting everything up, Ben said, “All we need is a sailing quote stenciled on the wall above those pictures.”

I’m not sure which shocked me more – Ben having an opinion about decorating, or him suggesting that we stencil something on our wall. Since I’m pretty sure he won’t actually do it, and at eight months pregnant, I won’t either, I suggested maybe a nicely framed quote would be an acceptable substitute, to which he agreed.

But the best we could find were these:

Work like a Captain, Play like a Pirate.

Or this one:

To “Err” is Human. To “Arr” is Pirate.

Not really baby room material….

Any nautical, babyish quotes to share??!

3 thoughts on “A Baby Room, and a Pirate Quote?!

  1. it may be a little dramatic (and is certainly too long but there are some beautify quotes within) but how about something from the beautiful poem Oh Captain, My Captain! By Walt Whitman?

  2. I was so glad to find a picture of the whole room…I always love to see how you decorate and you had me curious from your picture yesterday. It looks GREAT. Did you do the paintings yourself? Love the whales. Funny that whales seem so friendly and perfect for a baby’s room. 🙂 I LOVE those days when Rick is ambitious…amazing what can happen when we work together! LOVE and PEACE and REST and BLESSINGS on you, lovely pregnant Mama…you’re almost done this phase!!! Oh, fresh baby boys are so lovely…you’re in for such a treat.

  3. Mark Twain: “Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.”
    I believe it is from either Tom Sawyer or Huck Finn 🙂 maybe too long but it was my childhood theme!

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