wear it out, make it do or do without. It's an L. family tradition, and it is one that I have adopted.
Which is why we had a toothbrush holder that looked like this for several months:
I dropped it on the tile floor of the bathroom long ago, and Eric glued it back together. It was only when I more recently dropped the soap dispenser on the floor and it shattered that we decided to go ahead and replace both the toothbrush holder and soap dispenser at the same time. The soap dispenser went into use immediately; the toothbrush holder was wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree. I maybe should have taken and posted pictures of the replacements, but come on, they aren't that exciting. They are a toothbrush holder and a soap dispenser.
Now, if only I could find a way to drop the television so we could replace it with a fancy one...