3.27.2012

Crying over spilled spaghetti...

rugWith two children under the age of 5, I try not to be too much of a freak when it comes to furniture and rugs. This house belongs to all of us, and that's always been my philosophy. My breaking point came the other day, however, with a bowl of spilled spaghetti on my favorite rug. It's not the first time someone's accidentally spilled food or tracked mud on the rug, but it was the first time I lost my flipping mind! I cleaned up the mess, moved all the furniture, and lugged the rug into the living room. No more debating about a rug in that room...and, for now, bare floors in the dining room.

floorsAs soon as I finished moving furniture, Kicky got to work teaching me how to organize cars. That's my girl!

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8 comments:

laurie mc. said...

Oh, yeah, I'm a big believer in bare floors in the dining room--why tempt fate? Our living room rug is dirty as it is, so I can't imagine what it'd look like if it were located where we eat. And I can't blame the kids alone--we grown-ups be pretty sloppy, too!

laurie in where? in georgia...

afamilyfield guide said...

oh my goodness! my oldest son spent YEARS lining up matchbox cars. YEARS! So much time time, that when we got around to a portrait of him, it was 'Max and the Matchbox cars'...at 12 he still loves to look at all the cars lined up in the picture!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i have two kids and two dogs so i feel ya. we have no rug in our dining room for that reason- too many have been ruined along the way. well sunday night our dogs were in the living room (we only allow them in there when we are home) when charlie decided to pee on my gray west elm zabra rug... and there is no overhead light in there, only a lamp. so i tried to clean it with oxy. i woke monday morning to see just how bad it really looked. :(

bsrowe said...

I was always amazed the way spilled milk could splatter so very far and on so very many surfaces, under surfaces, everywhere!

brianne said...

oh, i'm reminded of how much I loved that rug when you first posted it. I can 100% guarantee you have more patience than I do, so kudos to you already for that. I think a little, ahem, rearranging every once in awhile is understandable :)

Monica said...

hi there, tumbled in from somewhere!

oh, never EVER rugs/carpets in eating areas. the husband keeps trying to get a rug in the living room, but little mouths snack in there too. uhuh :)

Dana said...

I was JUST thinking about how messes freak me out more than any tantrum. Weird. I also have a car hoarder.

Studio 508-Nancy's Place said...

We have one rug left on a rough brick floor in the sun room. I found my grandson coloring it with red marker, and the last of my strained attachment to floor coverings keeled over and passed to another world. I seat my two grandchildren in wooden dining chairs while the adults enjoy upholstered seating, and when the granddaughter questioned me about the obvious inequality, I only smiled and patted her hand and told her she would understand one day.

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