So, I had really wanted our living room to be formal- and tried hard to keep it that way. The only problem? We’re not exactly formal. I realize that this is where we spend most of our time together- reading, doing homework, and coloring. But mostly reading. And then reading some more. So on Saturday, I acquiesced and listened to a suggestion about bringing down the kids’ beanbags from their bedrooms. And we made a little kid-friendly corner with colorful corduroy letters and happy little vintage items I’ve collected over time. Goodbye, ‘once-slightly-formal-living-room.’ I wasn’t sure I was thrilled about the transition. That is, I wasn’t sure I was thrilled about it until I woke up Sunday morning and saw this:

And then I admitted to liking it. A lot.

So thanks and a piece of humble pie goes to the brother-in-law who suggested the bean bags, and a huge, huge thanks goes to the best of mothers-in-law, our Grammy– for giving all her grandkids these beanbags from Lands’ End on each child’s third birthday. They are being put to very good use.

November 17, 2010 - 10:51 am

Cheryl - Do you have one that says “Grandma” on it? Two things that make this grandma really happy, grandchildren that love to read, and grandchildren that express thankfulness without being reminded. I have received both of those today and I am happy!!

November 17, 2010 - 11:29 am

Betsy - A bean bag that says Grandma? :) That would be cool…

November 19, 2010 - 5:08 pm

emh - love it :)

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