Why I have an ugly brown couch in my family room

 Yes.  Here it is.
The ugly brown couch.
We bought it many years ago when we weren't really even looking for a new couch.  We walked into the furniture store and saw a salesman demonstrate how easy it was to clean and we were sold.  He pulled a ballpoint pen out of his shirt pocket and proceeded to mark ALL OVER THE COUCH CUSHIONS.  I gasped.  Then he took a damp rag and wiped it clean with no effort.  This is a mother's dream couch I tell you!
Especially a mother that had 5 young children.

This is our itty bitty tv that is in our family room.  
I'm not sure how many inches the screen is, but trust me - it's small.  
Upstairs we have a media room with a Giant screen tv.  
My kids RARELY watch tv up there.  For the longest time I couldn't figure out why.  
They are always downstairs when they want to watch tv.  

I'm not complaining, mind you.  I LOVE having them down here while I m cooking or cleaning or working on various projects.  I really do love that.  But I couldn't figure out why.  Then it occurred to me.  It's because of the 
ugly brown couch. 
 It is SUPER comfy.  We all love it.  You can kick back, put your feet up, sink into the cushions.  It has large overstuffed pillows that are perfect for getting in just the right position to watch a movie or take a cozy nap.  

All of us have had times when the 
ugly brown couch
has been our best friend while we were sick and laid out with a fever or a sore throat or a stomach bug.  

Brent spent many a night on the 
ugly brown couch 
when he was sick.  If he couldn't sleep in the middle of the night and didn't want to wake me, he would go in there and watch tv.  I could come in most mornings and find him fast asleep on the 
ugly brown couch
Noone can battle insomnia for very long on it.

It has room for the whole family too.  Here we are at our  most recent family movie night. 
 And because it is an 
UGLY brown couch, 
movie night is almost always accompanied by buttery popcorn.  Note the big yellow bowl.

I seriously thought a few months ago about getting a new couch for the family room and moving the 
Ugly Brown Couch
into the media room.  
Then I realized, I would probably never see my kids again.  
So I think it will stay for awhile longer.    


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