Thought I’d share with you this morning what happens when we bring any new furniture into our house. For some reason the boys instantly claim it as their own. And that, my friends, is one of the reasons why we buy masking tape lint rollers by the caseload in our house!
Some friends of ours were moving and decided they didn’t have room for the table and chairs and gave them to us. Gorgeous and I thought the set would be a good way to finally set up our breakfast nook.
How silly of us! We have simply provided a nice sleeping place for Their Majesties the Cats. Both boys were sleeping when I went take this photo. Low Rider is pretty challenging to sneak up on, though. He wouldn’t look away, hence the evil looking green eye flash. Fat Boy on the other hand lost interest fairly quickly.
Why is it we tend to obsess about our stuff? Especially when it’s new. You should have seen us trying to get all the cat hair out of those green cushions before we had a bunch of people over for dinner the other night. And no one even sat in the chairs!
Yet our couch that we’ve had for years, that we pretty much ignored when we were getting ready. The boys have completely taken over that couch. It’s theirs. We didn’t bother wasting the tape to clean off the hair. Yet the couch was full of people for hours while we played a board game after dinner.
Talk about a double standard! And it isn’t even remotely logical. Yet there it is, staring us in the face.
We tend to take much better care of our new stuff than we do of our things that have been with us for a while. Why do you suppose that is?
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