Thursday, September 13, 2007

This is why we can't have nice things - Part 1

And now for a scenic tour of the things that have gotten wrecked by my kids:

Item 1: This is part of the loveseat we bought for the playroom less than a year ago. This one-of-a-kind throw pillow art brought to you by HRH (at least they're happy faces).
Item 2: My MIL is sabotaging my attempts to purchase a new diningroom set by giving us her old one (which in itself was a hand-me-down). This is the one chair I've recovered so far. It's now got something greasy on it.
Item 3: HRH told me he liked Fluff not jelly. I suggested he try it. In case you were wondering, he's still a Fluff guy.

Item 4: We have one of those combination DVD/VCR players on which the DVD portion is broken. Rather than rush out to buy a new one, we brought another DVD player in and threw it on top of the TV. To switch between DVD and VCR we simply slide the TV cabinet out and reconnect the cords - sometimes two to three times a day. This is the floor in front of it. Lovely.

Item 5: I used to use coasters on this table. When I say it's distressed, I mean it.

Item 6: The wall beside HRH's seat at the kitchen table. In his defense, the wall jogs out where a supporting beam had to go when we enlarged the kitchen.

Item 7: This is the wall next to RC's seat at the kitchen table. The two top circles are around two screws indicating where the phone used to be. During dinner, RC would continuously knock the phone onto his own head and/or wrap the cords around his neck. You'll also notice the rather large picture hanging over the table. It doubles very nicely as a pendulum when swung with enough force by a fork.

Item 8: Okay, the cat shredded the arm of the couch, not the kids. But you get the idea.

We can't have nice things.
Stay tuned for "This is why we can't have nice things Part 2 - The Car."


Aiden and Brenden's mom said...

Hey, I believe I have the same dining room chairs!

We all do have nice things and it's the little extra additions that make them so special (made with love) and not to mention one of a kind treasures.

Wait till you see my house LOL

BOSSY said...

Bossy says Buy the Nice Things, Reupholster the Children.

Jen said...

Are you sure that is grape Jelly and not wine?

MM said...

Yeah, like I don't know what spilled wine looks like!

suburbancorrespondent said...

Oh, so cool! We're living parallel lives! Read my latest blog post, okay? And while you're at it, check out a few posts back (Welcome to the 21st century) - we used to have to do that cable switching routine also.

You should see my neighbor's nice Volvo wagon - I mean, now that her 4-year-old twins got hold of a magic marker inside the car. Classy.

Motherhood Uncensored said...

Ugh. Don't get me started.

Although, with the new house, I'm in "OMG we have nice things let's not ruin them please please please"

MM said...

We just say, 'we'll have nice things when they're gone.' It won't happen, but a girl can dream...


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