As I was watch my kids flop, flip and climb all over the furniture I realized why my parents never had anything nice. It might have been nice at one point, but well it doesn't last long. I have decided as a mom you have two choices, the first is to have a nice but very livable home. So no glass vases or crystal sitting around and no $4000 sofa. Your second choice is to have all of the nice beautiful things you want and go just insane worrying about them getting broke.babycenter.com recently. The question was: "Do your kids jump on the bed?" When I took the survey almost 9,000 people had voted and a whopping 90% said yes.
So while I take pride in how my home looks, I am waiting a few years to get that new sofa and the fancy dining room table I really want. Hey, life is hard enough and I need all of the help that I can to stay sane as it is. So jump away my kids! We are only young once.