There are a million little moments throughout parenting which go by with no notice, no fanfare and yet are significant milestones deserving of being acknowledged.
I don’t remember the exact day when I carried my daughter up the stairs for the last time. Or the day when my son took his last swing between me and my husband as we walked down the street, laughing and giggling as we all shouted ‘ONE, TWO, THREE!’ and we lifted him up high in the air.
And I can’t remember exactly when my family of four stopped fitting comfortably together on our couch but, one day, we just all found ourselves squished together. And while I’m all for closeness this was a little bit too close, especially when you consider the extra odors that come with tweens/teens.
We did have extra chairs in the room, but they weren’t the kind of comfy, plunk down, cozying up kind of chairs that you really should have in a family room.
After many an evening of attempting to watch TV together while getting elbowed and fighting over the corner spots, I had had enough and determined to expand our seating options and give us all some breathing (and better smelling!) room.
It took a little bit of looking around to find exactly what I was looking for. They needed to be plunk-down-able and fit in with all of the other pieces in the room. I was tempted to get something totally neutral but, honestly, I’ve been feeling like I’m needing to bring in a tad more color and pattern so when I found these beauties on the Pier One website I was pretty sure they would fit the bill.
And I was thrilled to discover that they carried them in our local store so I could go plunk down in them myself to make sure they were just the right balance of cozy, comfy and pretty.
The striped seersucker material gives them a casual touch while the tufting and the nailhead trim add just the right elegance.
Now, wouldn’t you know, everyone is fighting to see who gets to sit in the new comfy chairs.
But, mama gets first dibs because I’m the one who solved the problem, after all!
It’s strange to me to think that right now, in this stage of parenting, there are other ‘lasts’ taking place which I’m not even aware of. I suppose that simply being in the moment is really how we get through when time is flying by so quickly.
I’m sure that someday I’ll look back and miss the last time we all squished on the couch together.
But, I gotta tell ya, right now I’m pretty happy having my new comfy chair all to myself!