Thank you all, so much, for your replies and hugs. It's so unlike me to get upset over something material. The lamp was $60 after my coupon and I just can't replace it right now, so that warm, homey, nice looking living room just isn't re-creatable right now. I'm sure the kids don't care and DH told me last night, "It's just a lamp, and anyway, we shouldn't have nice things while they're little, anyway"
I don't consider one floor lamp (which we need for light in that room) an extravagent luxury item that should be only allowed when our kids are 18, kwim? I know our living room is still fine, but I loved the nice warm way it looked.
Anyway, knowing that there are people who understand what I'm feeling helps a lot. Thank you again