This past weekend I noticed a little something about our living room… Since having children it’s gone through phases. When we moved into this house I was about 6 months along with the boys. We moved in our nice lamps, the awesome coffee table I refinished when we were newlyweds and some nice drop leaf tables.
As we neared the birth of the boys, more and more things made their way into the living room. Instead of moving our nice furniture out, we just crammed and made room.
Eventually (after 3 or 4 months I think) we figured out the living room would feel much more spacious if we moved the massive coffee table to the basement. It was like taking the cow out of the kitchen! (The Cow in the Kitchen was a fun children’s book I grew up with – a farmer brings his whole barnyard into his wife’s kitchen and when she finally can’t take it anymore, he moves them all out and she feels like she has an enormous kitchen.) Plus, without the coffee table sitting in the middle of the room, there were less things for us to stub our toes on.
And from that angle you couldn’t see the 3 bouncy chairs and swing that was still sitting on the other side of the room!
Then, the Pit of Despair came…
While the P.O.D. was in use, our remaining nice furniture and lamps were still safe. When we took the P.O.D. down, we noticed our “nice” stuff was now in danger. Down to the basement it all went…
Today our living room looks like this…
So clean! So neat! (And yes, those two are wrestling. Again.) I’m so sad it won’t look like this for long. See, shortly after the boys turned 1 we turned the 3rd bedroom into a playroom for them. Guess what that 3rd room needs to become again in a few months… yup. A bedroom. That means all those toys will be invading my living room. *sigh*
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