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March 8, 2015

The Couch SOLC #8

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The Couch is the favorite place in our house for my daughters and their friends to hang out.  Of course, the two groups are never in the basement at the same time.  One group (usually youngest and friends) will get relegated to the great room (with no TV) to watch a movie on a laptop.

I would like to replace The Couch.  To me it's worn out, the cushions are all squished and it has it's share of spots that won't come out.  When I posed the idea of media chairs to the girls, they responded with a resounding, "Oh, no, mom! Don't get rid of The Couch!"

I sent a text to my older daughter, Lindsey, and friends why they love The Couch.

Lindsey:  Mom, I'm not sure you could capture the essence of The Couch in just words.
Katie:  It's so much more than a couch.
Lindsey:  It doubles as a bed, a couch and a living area.
Me:  It's a comfortable, safe place to share your hopes, dreams and fears with your friends?
Lindsey:  That's deep.
Katie:  You can build forts with it!
Emily:  Because it symbolizes friendship, rainbows and hugs.
Lindsey: BOOM.  Nailed it.

I guess we will be keeping The Couch for a long while.  It's very important to these kids, and it's pretty comfy, too!

8 comments:

  1. Amazing! We are currently working on finishing our basement and we want to put in a big comfy couch just like yours. We envision watching movies, playing games, etc. down there. For a couple of native Floridians, having a basement is a new and exciting concept. I hope ours turns out to be as important to people as yours has become because I would love nothing more than to have a space in my home that symbolizes "friendship, rainbows, and hugs." WW Erin

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  2. I love this... and the couch! It sounds way to important to even attempt to replace. Love the dialogue you included. Now take that couch money and do something nice for your self. :)

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  3. I love this... and the couch! It sounds way to important to even attempt to replace. Love the dialogue you included. Now take that couch money and do something nice for your self. :)

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  4. It sounds like great memories have been made on it....

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  5. Ha! I laugh because I'm amazed that you can write a SOL about The Couch! That is just awesome! The Couch IS pretty comfy. You just get sucked in and don't really want to leave. I love that you asked Lindsey and friends their thoughts! I still love it -- so creative -- a slice about a couch!

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  6. Sometimes we want to throw away things because there's something newer and prettier. It's easy to forget that sometimes the old needs to be held on to and cherished a little longer.

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  7. Your girls will remember the friendships that were made, built, and kept on that couch for a long time. I bet you'll look at that couch in a different way from now on! Thanks for sharing your story!

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  8. "Because it symbolizes friendship, rainbows and hugs" - that says it all! Sometimes the old is the best.

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