Few things in this world really make me angry. Few things can make me nearly come to tears on a daily basis. There is one thing, however, that succeeds in this quite often. What is this you ask?
Is it just me, or is carpet a mom's worst enemy? Sure, it's great when you have little tots learning to crawl or falling from learning to walk, but I'm fairly certain it isn't worth these tiny moments in life.
When we moved into this house, my request was "PLEASE, no carpet in the living room!" My dear husband, being more price conscious than I am, and also LOVING carpet himself, convinced me that carpet was the way to go.
"It's so much more comfortable!"
Yeah.. well... five years later, there ain't no way I'm laying on this mess!
Leaking sippy cups, spilled food (and always something like pizza or fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies), sick kids that couldn't hold down their stomach contents to make it to the bathroom, and one very determined baby-of-the-family have managed to make me hate my enemy that much more.
I don't know if you're aware, but the carpet people that convince you to spend an arm and a leg more to buy "this carpet with the 25-year Dupont Master Stain warranty" are liars. All of them. Big. Fat. Get a thrill from knowing you'll be spot cleaning more often than changing diapers - LIARS.
The worst messes on this carpet have included spilled candle wax, an entire container of ranch dressing AND the pizza in which it was cohabitating, PERMANENT marker (and yes... it is really permanent), full glasses of Coke, and lots, and lots of big, muddy footprints. (thanks to a German Shepherd that knows how to open the front door and let herself in if we forget to lock her out.)
At this point, it seems too expensive to now put in hardwood floors... but, perhaps I could just pull the carpet up myself and enjoy gray concrete. It would probably cut down on our cooling expenses in the summer, and, it must be a lot easier to upkeep than this. Surely I could just find some matching pillows for the couch and call it good.
Is there anything in your house that daily makes you NUTS? (not including your husband)