Monday, November 23, 2009

Groovy, Baby.

Our big family outing this weekend was to visit a new store to the area: Five Below.  It's sort of like a dollar store, except, well, everything is $5 or less.  A fun jaunt, but I wished that I had gone alone, for a few reasons. 

1.)  I could have gotten some great stocking stuffers in there if my kids hadn't gone aisle to ailse, memorizing all of the contents of the store. 

2.)  My 5th child, my husband, came along, and he's easily swayed by the kid's percieved needs.

So that's how we ended up with a rainbow of lava lamps sitting on the kitchen counter.  Five of them, one for each kid and one for THE "kid".  So, 25 dollars later, I now have a permanent lava lamp collection on my counter.  Although each was purchased individually, and each lamp looks groovy individually, collectively, they are a show stopper.  So, it was decided by the owners that the collection must remain intact.  To move the collection to a kid's room would surely cause anarchy.  The "It's Not Fair"s are ringing in my head already.  So, neutral turf is the kitchen counter.  To be equally enjoyed by all. 

Now, I'm pretty groovy and all, but I'm not sure this really fits with my decor.  My question is this:  I know you all have beautiful homes, and very well co-ordinated interiors.  What do you do when a rainbow of lava lamps throws you a curve?


Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I don't have any tips for you, but I just had to comment because we somehow acquired a lava lamp collection too -- because we were holding a sixties retro New Year's Eve party one year, and a Spencer's was going out of business and we were able to get a bunch of LARGE lava lamps for about 80% off! Now we store them away most of the year and just get them back out for parties (we somehow find a way to make them fit every theme!). But it sounds like your kids would revolt if you did that!

I hadn't heard of Five Below stores before. I wonder if we'll get one around here!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I think the lava lamp rainbow should go to the basement. Wait! I'll tell you can turn off the lights down there to look like night any time (this is what you tell the kids). You can line them up on the bar.

the treat girl said...

Good luck with that!!!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'd have bought all those lava lamps, too. They look so cool.