For five long years I have been suffering from a disease called The Kids’ Bathroom Is Ugly, Plain, and Sometimes Smelly and I Can’t Force Myself To Go In It-itis.

Here are the symptoms….

White walls, white shower curtain, shower rod that doesn’t actually attach to the wall, Oak cabinets.

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The cure, as it turns out, is called The Kids Hate Their Bathroom Too and Won’t Stop Using Mine and I Can Only Take So Much Toothpaste In My Sink-illin.

It took a little time to find a shower curtain that all four kids, boys and girls, could agree on. This one was a major compromise for my almost 13 year old son. Sorry to ruin your preteen manly mojo, dude.

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I let them pick the paint color and the color of their towel. They thought I was encouraging individuality but really I just want to know who to yell at when the towel is on the ground. And painting those cabinets was like pulling off a bandaid, painful, but it had to be done.

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Every throne needs a crown…

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And every kid needs subtle reminders…

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I survived the disease of the white bathroom for far too long. I don’t know where the bee in my bonnet was on that one. Now, I finally have my bathroom back and can actually look in the kids’ bathroom when I walk by instead of pretending I’ve lost all peripheral vision 🙂

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