One thing my sweetie and I have been trying to buy for quite some time is a decent set of patio furniture. Since some of us are big people, we are pretty picky. We wore our last set to shreds, literally. I tried recovering them and we looked for new cushions, but in the end we finally had to put them in a dumpster.
That was several years ago and we have been living with cheap plastic ones since. They are super uncomfortable and have been known to collapse. Most of us of a bigger size reach for the few we have made out of metal, but none of them have cushions of any sort.
Flash forward to our trip to Sam's Club over the weekend. It was late and we were in my sweetie's car. Obviously not planning to make a major purchase.
They were locking the doors when we made up our minds. We called Bossy and Drama Queen and asked them to bring their trucks and we waited for them with our two large boxes in the parking lot. The furniture is awesome and we have spent a couple of evenings enjoying it already.
But even more than the furniture, the kids have enjoyed the boxes! Last night we had a bbq and the kids started working on their house. They were excited to draw on it and cut it and make furniture for it...
It's been so fun and I love watching them use their imaginations. They even put in a skylight! They have worked on it most of the day, adding features and drawings and cutting up more and more cardboard. I have no idea how we are ever going to dispose of it. There is no way it will fit in a dumpster.
Maybe we should slap on a few shingles and some stucco and we could use it as the proverbial "dog house."