Furniture and children – it’s a troublesome mix. There’s bouncing off furniture – using the sofa as a trampoline and forever damaging the springs. There’s hiding candy wrappers between the cushions or otherwise leaving behind remnants like popcorn kernels. And then there’s bodily fluids.
Having a child around furniture is kind of like carrying around a beaker of highly unstable and corrosive chemicals above your living room set. You never know what’s going to happen – but it will likely result in a mess.
When they’re babies – spit up and diaper blow outs threaten your couch.
When they’re toddlers – crayons and smooshy snacks are the culprits.
When they’re preschoolers – when someone comes home with a tummy bug, it’s typically the sofa that gets the first splash.
When they’re in grade school – who knows what can happen? Soda. Snot. Sticky. Sand. And… sometimes… urine.
Two takeaways from this:
1. Never buy expensive furniture until your kids are in college. (Even then, maybe wait a few years.)
2. Does anyone know how to get urine out of my couch?