There are some very important things I have learned from having a kid. First important thing is that toy cars are not as fun when driven on your face.
Secondly – a rug can make or break your life.
I’m not even kidding. This is earth shattering stuff. And I can hear the mom’s & dad’s out there agreeing wholeheartedly complete with clapping.
Let me start at the beginning. Our old house had carpeting – wonderful soft-on-bare-knees carpeting. It was perfect for our daily crawlfests with Will.
And then we moved. We moved into a house with an entire first floor of hardwoods. Hardwoods are awesome for many things…they are easy to clean, they are practically impossible for a sippy cup to ruin, and they don’t snag with my stilettos. I thought I would absolutely love having hardwoods.
But then I realized that I wanted exactly what I had before. I wanted a little cush for my tush. I wanted…no, I NEEDED a rug. I needed a rug for my still crawling toddler. I needed a rug for my thirty year old knees. I needed a rug for playtime, for fort-building time, for my whole life…that now revolves around being on the floor in the living room. So my remedy was to purchase a rug. I bought the first cheap semi-fashionable rug that I could possibly find.
It was a navy and white flatweave rug that we styled the entire room around. It was large and in charge…and a very bad decision on my part. It will be the last flatweave I will ever buy for our living room. And I mean that in the kindest “I-absolutely-abhor-this-rug” way. It never vacuums well, it wrinkles ALL the time, and white just doesn’t work for our very casual (aka very dirty) lifestyle. Hello…I’m a white rug…I love to show off toddler tracks.
So it’s back to the drawing board as far as rugs go…but I did learn a couple very important lessons:
1. A good rug is an investment in your life with a baby.
2. Don’t pick a rug just based on cost or how pretty it is. But how it feels on the knees
3. Toddlers don’t care how old you are. Forts must be made.
Thanks for reading!