Drinks on the Couch? Do as I say, NOT as I do!

My hubby is back in town.  I know a lot of you are probably thinking, "When was he out of town?"  He had been working in Buffalo for the past three weeks.  Of course, he was home on the weekends, but he was tired and worn out because he had been working the night shift over there.  Luckily, he's back in town now and back on a day shift.
 
We missed Valentine's Day together last week while he was out of town.  And we still haven't done anything special, but that's okay.  He actually got me something for Valentine's Day.  We hardly ever get each other anything!  When he came back last Friday morning, he showed up with a bottle of wine and two bags of chocolate truffles.  Of course, I can't eat the chocolate truffles because I gave up desserts for lent, but I can drink wine.
 
So one night this week, after we got the kids in bed, I opened the bottle of wine.  Wine glass in hand, I was trying to climb up onto the couch and spilled wine everywhere, including on my hubby.  My hubby is easy to clean and thankfully he was wearing a black shirt.  But, I was worried we were going to have to call an upholstery cleaning company to clean the couch!  Luckily, I think it came out ---as I'm double checking to make sure that it came out so my hubby doesn't yell at me. . . . 
 
The funny thing is, this was kind of a "Do as I say, not as I do" kind of thing.  My kids are not supposed to have food on the couch.  (I was going to say "allowed to have", but they forget sometimes--or hope that we'll forget!)  They are definitely not allowed to have drinks on the couch. But, here comes mommy with a glass of wine and what does she do?  Spills it.  Lesson learned?  Probably not. 
 
My hubby and I are very protective of these couches.
We were kind of forced to buy them when we were trying to sell our last house.  The realtor wanted us to stage the front room as a living room and the downstairs family room as a family room, which means we needed couches in both rooms.  Since the couches we had were old and ruined anyway, it was okay.  BUT, we spent a little more on the new couches than we probably would have liked.  So, as I said, we are a little overprotective of them. 
 
We love these things though, because they have deep cushions and we bought the ottoman (which is why it's so hard to climb into--especially with a glass of wine in hand).   You can really stretch out on these things and fit a lot of people comfortably.  It's a great snuggling couch for movie night.  I think parts of it are getting kind of worn out from being used so much, but we're definitely not ready to put out money for new ones!
 
Since we're so protective of these things, I kind of feel bad for my kids.  I remember when I was little, we used to take the cushions off the couch and throw them on the floor and use them as "islands."  We would jump from island to island.  My kids can't do that or we would freak out about them ruining the cushions.  But, I guess it's okay to teach our kids that they need to respect things, right?
There are plenty of other ways for my kids to play. 
 
With the remodel of the living room, we're going to have more space soon and then we'll need more furniture.  I think we might just get some chairs and a coffee table or something.  I would love to have a separate sitting area that's just for reading or conversation and then have the television viewing area.  Of course, I could be imagining how much room we'll have incorrectly.  I guess we'll find out in a month or so! 
 
Are you overprotective of certain pieces of furniture?  Or do your kids have free reign on everything?

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