Why Ugly Is Okay Sometimes

Are you still trying to find space for all the gifts from Santa? We've done well, for the most part, because we did a toy purge in anticipation of Christmas. There was, however, one gift that we're still trying to squeeze in.

Grandma bought the boys this large indoor/outdoor moon bounce. In all fairness, my mother-in-law checked the dimensions of our spare room with us before purchasing the moon bounce. But the inflatable beast seems larger in real life (I had to switch lenses just to snap this photo) and the red, blue, and yellow doesn't go at all with our newly-renovated room. The kids were in love within the first few minutes of jumping. The question loomed - keep it or not?

The next morning the answer was clear. We are keeping the beast. The room in which it lives is a spare room and if we need the space for overnight guests, we can fold up the beast and move the guest bed and other furniture back to their normal spots. This doesn't resolve the fact that it's a huge eyesore, but in this particular instance, I'm okay with it.

Anyone else want to confess to an ugly room in the house?

(Image: Janie Lee)