Decorating their room at this totally goofy?

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Decorating their room at this totally goofy?
Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:53am

For DS's room at home, I am repainting this weekend (same color, needs it badly!).  I'm moving around his furniture a bit, but leaving most of his stuff in it.  Actually, he doesn't have a lot of stuff on the walls, never cared, never changed anything for years, etc.

He went to Cooperstown in 6th grade.  A few years back he pushed all the pins they collected onto a board in this room.  As per usual, it's never been changed.  He probably wouldn't even notice if I took it down. 

However, that Cooperstown experience was fun, and all those pins are pretty cool.  I kept his ring, and "official" photo of the team, with some other candid photos.  I was thinking it would be nice to buy a lapel pin shadow box to display all the pins in, some of the photos and ring.  I thought it would be a nice decoration for the wall, and a place to put this stuff.  But is that too queer to display boyhood things like this....especially since i'm not sure he even care anymore.  I just hate packing it all in a box.  I did take away his yearly participatory swim trophies since he was 5 and just left some of the more current and nicer ones from different sporting events...champion game trophies, high school, etc.  I really don't want this to be a tributory room, but it would be nice to have some new stuff and some "old" stuff so he will feel like it's still his. 


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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:59am
Maybe just take it down and see if he notices, and if he does and wants it back, throw out the shadow box idea?