It seemed a simple idea at the time……….
We had a nomination from Brian House earlier in the year and, after talking to the mum, due to the pandemic decided to leave it till things became a bit more settled.
Kai, 1o, helps look after sister Violet, 8, who has multiple complex health problems and needs 24 hour care. He’s a brilliant big brother and understands that Violet’s needs dominate family life. Mum wasn’t sure what he would like to do but thought a ‘few bits’ for his bedroom would be well received and appreciated. She sent us some photos of the before (very tidy) room to give us an idea of size and stuff and said he liked black and green and was a big Avengers fan. He loves to read too.
So, after much Googling and discussion
we decided on a bigger bookcase, some new storage and other bits n pieces. It was going to be a surprise for Kai so all the assembling and preparation had to be done beforehand.
We managed to fit it all in to 2 cars and the 4 of us set off to Kai’s house where mum was ready and waiting. Kai was a school so we didn’t have long to put everything together. Somehow we did it!
Kai knew there was something going on when he came home – there were 4 strange people at the top of the stairs! We explained that he’d been nominated for a ‘smile’ because he was the best brother ever and said there was a surprise behind his bedroom door. To say he was at a loss for words would probably be an understatement. Shocked, overwhelmed, pleased………………
So – 60 Minute Makeover – move over – the Smile Team are here. And Kai deserved a big treat.