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Painting kids' rooms

Posted by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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  My 13 year old DS is interested in forensics He has said for a few years now that he wants to be a forensic specialist for the military Well we are painting rooms this year and he wants his done in a crime scence type mural. Would you let your DS paint his walls (most likely 2) black to do a crime scence type mural on?

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atlmom2
by Susie on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:11 AM

I wouldn't care.  Paint is paint. 

My one dd has bright pepto bismol pink and the other a very bright green. 

mamafor6
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM

That sounds like something my DD would do LOL

Quoting atlmom2:

I wouldn't care.  Paint is paint. 

My one dd has bright pepto bismol pink and the other a very bright green. 


MamaJane
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:20 AM

yeah.  Its his room.  I wouldn't let them poke holes or do anything to molding or carpet but just paint then sure.

san3
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:03 PM

Great job choice! My 14 year old has his heart set on criminal profiling with the Marines. If you take him to a local recruiting office (call first to make sure they know why he is coming) they will set him up with lots of information. If you have any trouble with grades or you worry about high school this is a very useful tool. Plus he'll think you are the coolest mom ever!

My first question would be what is a crime scene mural? I'm really flexible when it comes to paint and I like for them to feel comfortable expressing themselves but I don't think I'd let them do anything really morbid. Finger and shoe prints blown up, DNA stands, even blood splatter replicas would be ok but I don't think I'd do dead people, weapons or things along those lines. I guess chalk outlines would work also.

amberdy
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:06 PM
I don't know if I would let my kids do it for fear that they wouldn't like it in a year or two.
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mamafor6
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Chalk outlines prints that sort of thing

Quoting san3:

Great job choice! My 14 year old has his heart set on criminal profiling with the Marines. If you take him to a local recruiting office (call first to make sure they know why he is coming) they will set him up with lots of information. If you have any trouble with grades or you worry about high school this is a very useful tool. Plus he'll think you are the coolest mom ever!

My first question would be what is a crime scene mural? I'm really flexible when it comes to paint and I like for them to feel comfortable expressing themselves but I don't think I'd let them do anything really morbid. Finger and shoe prints blown up, DNA stands, even blood splatter replicas would be ok but I don't think I'd do dead people, weapons or things along those lines. I guess chalk outlines would work also.


samsbaby78
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:13 PM

yep i would let them paint the walls black just because they wanted it done

ArmyWifeJennRN
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Sure...I let my kids do whatever in their rooms.

My oldest has them painted tan and dark brown....and all of his friends signed or drew on the wall with a black marker.

ZBandMom
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 2:13 PM

 Yep.  I think that would be cool.  Paint is just paint and can be painted over again when he is ready to change themes again.  Plus, it's one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform the look of a room. 

shell81
by on Feb. 9, 2011 at 10:57 PM

 I would!

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