Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Mom, this would be a great time for you to relive your childhood!"

We bought a LoveSac (two, actually) about 5 1/2 years ago and have loved this quirky piece of living room furniture. It's a comfy seat for watching TV or to curl up in and read. Or, as Ellie most often uses it, to fall on when you can't stay awake any longer. Yesterday she crashed just before 5:00, and when we went to wake her at 6 for dinner we discovered that she had peed her pants. On the LoveSac.

Now I should probably stop here and mention that we cheated when we bought these comfy chairs. We got the covers for 70% off. Then we went to Fred Meyer and bought the big foam camper cushions and cut them up into little sqares to stuff inside the covers. This means that they're more lightweight than the normal (non-cheater) versions. It also means that when we want to wash the covers we end up with a really big pile of little foam sqares in the living room. The last (and, embarassingly, first) time I did this was back in June when the girls were at Grandma's. The foam stayed in a nice, neat pile while I washed the cover, and then I restuffed the thing without any "help".

Not so this time. We had no choice but to empty the thing right away, throw the cover and the wet squares into the wash, and let the kids have at it with the rest. There was no way around it. They had an absolute blast.


Making foam angels

Vicki took this one. She posed us. This actually gives a pretty good view of how far the foam goes when you free it from its corduroy casing. It also gives a fairly good view of the new bookcases, for those of you (Emily) who have been waiting 6 months to see them.

So the LoveSac is now "shiny clean" again and just waiting for the next potential disaster. I'm actually amazed we made it 5 1/2 years without anyone peeing on it. Here's to 5 1/2 more!


  1. I would love to see who gets caught peeing on the love sac in 5 1/2 years.

    PS - I love the shelves. Especially how they go around the corner. Now I'm trying to picture which wall they are on.

  2. Ooh, I love getting to see your shelves (and peek at your books). They look great!

  3. Em, Vicki took the picture from the stairs, so the front door would be on the left. You can see another view, looking towards the kitchen, in the picture on the top. Does that help?

  4. Thats wild. I thought about doing the same thing but it seemed like too much work. How did you cut up all those squares so perfectly?
    Kudos on the cleaning. It seems like a huge project.

  5. We've been wanting a LoveSac or two for years now. Lucky!! (although I would just buy it... I can't see myself doing all the work of cutting up all those squares. Yes, I am that lazy!!)

  6. It took hours and HOURS and dulled several kitchen knives, which have never been quite the same not matter how many times we try to sharpen them. We started with bigger cubes and then cut them down. We got tired of it, which is why the smaller LoveSac is a lot lumpier.

  7. Looks like there's a lot of love in that love sac. Awwwwwwww. :)


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