The adventures of a homeschooling family

Howard and Rachel
Annie, Emma, Sarah, Laura and Adam

Monday, February 15, 2010

I think we need a new table. Not that I don't love this one. I picked it up at Kmart for $99 10 years ago. It has seen some times. Once I tried moving it on carpet and snapped a wood support and Howard was nice enough to make a new one. Emma personally decorated the underside of it with permanent markers when she was a toddler.

Even though I love the table, it has come to my attention that it seats 6. I can do the math and 5 kids plus 2 parents does not equal 6. Luckily I have some time before I need to purchase said table. Apparently they are hard to find, especially outside of Utah, and in a style that doesn't scream old lady table.

I will accept submissions if anyone has any. There are stipulations. As I have stated, I am quite cheap. Tables that need painting or finishing are fine. I can do that. Although what I really mean is that Howard can do it. Also the table would need to match my chairs, unless I can't find one or two more at American Furniture Warehouse and then I'd need two matching chairs that coordinate with the current chairs. Whew.

I know there are oodles of things that I would like to have, but I think a table is one of those should really have, not just nice to have items. Like toilet paper.


Diamond said...

I will always remember the table at your parents house. It seemed HUGE to me.

I have no table buying experience. The two of us used a card table until my mom bought us a set at a garage sale. It's the regular seats 6 light wood with white trim.

Helen & Bill said...

I like long tables, but they can be outgrown.

Mark said...

maybe you can trade for your parents table.

Rachel said...

Can you imagine trying to ship that thing? Yikes.

Katie Bell said...

Other things need to have....chocolate. Oh yeah, no ideas about the table.