Foreword: I can truly empathize with this mother. Last year I purchased a formal dining set and beautiful secretary desk for the living room. Kids sat at the desk and I noticed someone left a cup on the desk and condensation or some kind of substance ruined the finish on the desk. I was livid. I also remember a time when I was a child and we were never allowed in the house and always had to sit on the floor to prevent ruining the furniture. This is a great post about the family furniture and how we get along.
One Mom’s Kid-Generated Furniture Mishaps and How to Avoid Them