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?