Thursday, October 20, 2011

Something Green

Photography Challenge, Day 4: Something Green

She has been with us as long as we have been us. I believe she was our first furniture purchase as a couple. She has served us well over the 12.5 years we've been together. I say "she" because "he" feels totally wrong, as does "it" when referring to a piece of furniture that has been sat on by us for as long as she has.

Oh, the memories...


She was the inspiration for our guestbook in the early years when we crammed her into our one bedroom Chicago apartment. If you visited us during that time, chances are you sat on her and had your picture taken as proof that you had indeed been there.


When the kids were born, she became a bed for Grandma's and Aunt's who were willing to help us survive the newborn years, especially the twin newborn years. The Grandma's moved on pretty fast, but the Aunt would periodically come back, that is until she moved to Africa.

She has always been one of my favorite reading places. The kids' too!




And by far, my favorite napping place.



She has comforted sick kids...



... and been the spot where we have enjoyed movie after movie. Sometimes all seven of us have crammed together on her to enjoy a film and when the kid's go to bed and it is just Kory and I...

I get 3/4 and he sits on the end. That is until he moves to the floor which is when I know it will be just me and her finishing the movie. I fill him in when he wakes up to go to bed.

There are days I wish she was a different color or a little more modern, but when I really think about it...

I'm glad she is who she is.

Something soft, cozy, and comfortable.

Something green.


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8 comments:

Sarah said...

I REALLY liked this post. Cute, cute...

Ashley Baner said...

Cute post. Love the twins sleeping! I always lay down and Jon has only the end...then possibly the floor! :) Totally related to that one!

Amber said...

Hmm - maybe this is why men always say they need a "man chair" . . .since I'm seeing a theme that we women (and notice the we) seem to hog the couch.

I just figure it puts him in perfect position to rub my feet? . . .

loved this one too

Marla said...

Me too. I really liked this post.

Tami said...

Megan, this was such a great and creative post!!!! I actually was going to shoot my couch as something green too, but decided that all I was going to say about mine was how tattered she is and is being replaced...so I didn't. Yours was so sweet and I just love your perspective on life!

Heidi said...

I also have a green couch and almost posted mine as something green...but decided against it, because like tam, wouldn't have much to say about it. love it

Jaret said...

Did you get the pee out?

megs @ whadusay said...

Oh Jaret you make me laugh. and yes we did, but you don't need to tell anyone or else she won't get sat on again. :)