I don’t know about you, but with two toddlers running around the house—translation: destroying it—lately I feel like we don’t have anything nice. I feel like as long as the girls are young we won’t be able to. Our carpet is so badly stained that I wish I could just stain it all the same color. Another thought that comes to mind when I consider our carpeting choice is what in the world I was thinking when I picked white. What I was thinking was that we didn’t have kids, and I had no idea how rough they are on things.
Boy, are they! I feel like I am always replacing the things they lose, break or stain. Our hardest hit area is probably the living room. I’m sure it’s the same for some of you. My dvds are constantly being taken out and scattered around. In fact, I finally decided to put away the most abused series (my youngest must take after me and find Dean Cain very attractive) and one disk is missing. The curtains are stained, the back door is smudged with little fingerprints. We already covered the carpet.
No matter which room you would visit, there would be definite signs that yes, our house has been invaded by children! My youngest, Khalen, tore down the curtain rod in her room one day when she was bored during naptime. My oldest has torn both paint and wallpaper off the walls in her own room. My blinds have been made into seats and sat on. My keyboard has been painted, my printer has been broken. The list goes on and on, and my husband has one of his very own. (His Xbox controllers are a very sensitive subject around the house right now.)
There are days when I wonder why I even bother. While I am with one of them—even changing a diaper, which only takes five minutes tops the other is getting into and destroying something. I have been to houses of friends that also have children and their place looks immaculate. (Though I will note she has wooden floors, not carpet.) What am I doing wrong? Am I alone in this? Are my children sent from the Devil himself? (Although, if they are they are not doing that good of a job! I still love them like crazy!) Please tell me I am not the only one with this problem!