The first, big adult purchase I ever made with my own money was new family room furniture. It was winter 2005, Rob and I had been together for three years (still no ring..I wasn’t bitter, promise) and we had just bought a house. I’ll never forget signing the finance paperwork swearing on my life that I could afford it. I was so scared and excited that I cried… yes, right there in the middle of Rooms to Go. Weeks later when everything was delivered, I turned into a crazy lady. No feet allowed on the couch, no drinks on the table unless you have a coaster, don’t leave clutter, etc.
Fast forward five years to today. I’m the mom to a 22-month old and a 3-month old. There is no such thing as “no feet allowed on the couch, no drinks on the table”. Never could I have imagined that this is what my precious furniture would look like today.
My first, big adult purchase and it’s covered with crayons, dog fun and baby spitup. I’m more proud of my furniture today than I was crying in Rooms to Go all those years ago. It’s been drawn on, slept on, spilled on and lived on. I wouldn’t want it any other way.