The biggest misconception when designing a home is that if you have kids you can't have nice things. I'm here to tell you that that's just plain phooey! Now I'm not saying you should haul out your glass coffee table with the metal pointed corners, but I am asking you (nicely) to step away from the plastic-covered sofa. As my coworker Melinda so wisely said 'if everything's washable, what's the big deal?'.