Paper Dolls for Boys

Raising 2 crafty boys and thrifting every chance I get.

Ugly Bits April 8, 2008

Filed under: Random Bits — twlowenstein @ 11:13 pm

I’m always impressed when people blog about the stuff that isn’t “just so”. You know, a few dishes in the sink, kids with jam smeared on their faces, messy living room (most unlike my own home mind you)! So in honor of those brave Posters, I present to you my current public humiliation.

I feel like the Fred Sanford of the neighborhood, only not nearly as funny or handsome.

We got a new-to-us sofa from Craigslist delivered yesterday and part of the deal was taking the old sofa down to the curb. In my excitement to get the new sofa I didn’t figure trash day being 5 days away. So now we have THE most busted sofa in front of the house.

The sofa and I have a complicated history. Despite all our physical contact, we never did bond. You can’t see from the back, but in what could possibly be one of my worst parenting decisions ever I let the boys sharpie on the sofa the day before it went to the curb. My youngest has innate graffiti tendencies already and so I’m sure it’ll come back to bite me in the butt. At the time it seemed like an appropriate send off. Now it’s out for the world to see as if I’m the type of parent who lets her kids draw on the sofa (uh, you know, regularly). And possibly the MOST embarrassing part is that I cut out the fabric on the back to reuse for bean bags or something. Oh yeah, and I sliced open the sides in an attempt to find my long lost Game Boy (don’t ask). Oh it’s bad.

Here’s a kid who has the right attitude though:

I feel the need to say that I’m a huge freecycler and while this is looking structurally sound and decent in these photos it’s really really not in good condition. Even prior to my butchering it. Maybe I’ll list it as a total redo. Oh, the guilt. Even from the curb this sofa is causing me pain.


6 Responses to “Ugly Bits”

  1. Jodi Renshaw Says:

    Tracey, You may want to check out my site today ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. paperdollsforboys Says:

    HOT DOG!!! I won something handmade and beautiful!
    Thank you Jodi!

  3. i truly hope it wasn’t a hot dog that you won.

  4. paperdollsforboys Says:

    Why yes it was, Smarty Pants! A vintage rusty hot dog to be exact. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Complete Stranger Says:

    I suppose you have a mother somewhere who has such a ridiculously positive point of view who would say:

    the couch that a lovely couple snuggled into…
    the couch that gave seating for many friends shared a pizza or two…
    the couch that a pregnant mom sank into…
    the couch that held the nursing mom, twice over…
    the couch that held the head of a worn soccer dad…
    the couch that folded around the dad who massaged the toes… of the nursing mom…
    the couch that so nicely collected the barf from sickly boys…
    the couch where granny sat holding those boys the first time…

    and with that said…won’t miss it one damn bit.

  6. Visty Says:

    I am always humming that tune around my house. My husband once insisted my version sounded more like the universal porn theme, so I had to be more careful about my inflections.

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