There are some things that I have surrendered to in motherhood: never having the weekend off, interrupted sleep, abrupt goodbyes to your best friends on the telephone, speed shopping at the mall, doing laundry every day, cleaning toilets(almost) every day, ponytails and sharing all your chocolate treats.
But there is one thing I am unwilling to do as a mother and that is boy proof my house. This is much different than baby proofing the house as that is about safely which is very important. Boy proofing would be not having decorative pillows on your couch because they are thrown on the ground every 5 seconds and used as ammunition against a sibling. Boy proofing would be not having a single lamp(surely not one made of glass) because a shoe may go flying across the room. Boy proofing would not allow a single plant in your house because the dirt in the pot would end up being used for a geological dig.
I was sitting in "my spot" the other morning when Asher came over and proceeded to poke a hole in my square storage ottoman with his plastic sword. Well....thank you very much Mr. Asher. I am now on the hunt for a round decorative tray to place on said ottoman and turn it into a side table. I WILL NOT surrender my spot, my love of flowers, or my decorating goals for any of you little rascals. Ends up that I like the room better now. I moved my green chest into the ottomans place to use it as a coffee table, put a fresh arrangement of flowers on it(has been there three days-how long will it take to be karate chopped off?)and now "my spot" is even cozier than before. HA!