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Since: Dec 07

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#41
May 23, 2012
 
Rash wrote:
<quoted text>I would care, because home is where manners are supposed to be taught, not when it's too late and you are out at a restaurant and the kids are swinging from the lamps (which you see a whole lot more of these days because everybody's kid is super special and is the center of the universe and should be able to do whatever they want to do).
You make a valid point, but this is one of the battles I've chosen not to fight as hard. My kids are mouthy, so I spend quite a bit of time fighting that war...
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

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#42
May 23, 2012
 
squishymama wrote:
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With the 3 leaves, 12 is easy, and it's wide enough that you can put two small people at either end. We had it open for a kid birthday and I think there were 17 children seated at it at one point.
And it is nice. Was my great grandfather's. Solid mohagany top that is really beautiful but I never get to show it off. I'm too paranoid about somebody scratching it, that I leave the pads and table cloth on it. You see, when I was learning how to write, I used to press *really* hard, and well, I accidentally signed my name into this tabletop. It makes for a funny story now, and it's the main reason I got the table when my aunt was ready to give it up, but I don't want to repeat history.
I have one that get as small as a regualar square table halved. I put it up against the wall as a display table. I can use it as a regular every day table as a square (which I don't want to do, either, because it is antique and it's bad for the wood to leave the pad on it all the time), but it has 4 leaves and pulls out EASILY. I can sit more than 12 with all the leaves in it.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

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#43
May 23, 2012
 
RACE wrote:
Forget dinner,,,,I want dessert!
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Thanks for stating the obvious! Duh...:-P
pde

Schaumburg, IL

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#44
May 23, 2012
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> I agree, but what I just atarted thinking is, she has 4 kids. Plus a husband I presume. Then you add in the friend and at least 2 kids. Are they really having frequent sit down dinners cramming 9+ people onto 1 table?
My dining room table seats 12 with both its leafs in.

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Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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#45
May 23, 2012
 
Stina wrote:
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I have one that get as small as a regualar square table halved. I put it up against the wall as a display table. I can use it as a regular every day table as a square (which I don't want to do, either, because it is antique and it's bad for the wood to leave the pad on it all the time), but it has 4 leaves and pulls out EASILY. I can sit more than 12 with all the leaves in it.
At some point, someone custom ordered these really nice pads. Felt lined and very thick. There's even the faint imprint of an iron on one of them, but no damage was done to the part that rests on the table. And unfortunately, this table just ends up getting junk thrown on it, since we only use if for special occasions. No way is that pad coming off.

I would love to get a clear table cloth to show off the wood, but those things just look so tacky.

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Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

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#46
May 23, 2012
 
squishymama wrote:
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With the 3 leaves, 12 is easy, and it's wide enough that you can put two small people at either end. We had it open for a kid birthday and I think there were 17 children seated at it at one point.
And it is nice. Was my great grandfather's. Solid mohagany top that is really beautiful but I never get to show it off. I'm too paranoid about somebody scratching it, that I leave the pads and table cloth on it. You see, when I was learning how to write, I used to press *really* hard, and well, I accidentally signed my name into this tabletop. It makes for a funny story now, and it's the main reason I got the table when my aunt was ready to give it up, but I don't want to repeat history.
when we moved to teh house, we went shopping for a dining set. we had a good sized room to fill, and 10 is the minimum we have for thanksgiving. we can comfortably fit 10, and cram another 4 without adding a sattelite for antoehr 2. babes in highchairs go on an angle at the corner - usually by me, becuase i'm sick of dealing with food so i don't eat, so i get to try to feed or distract them while SIL & bro eat.

without the leaves, we seat a roomy 6...

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Since: Feb 09

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#47
May 23, 2012
 
how about a glass top?
squishymama wrote:
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At some point, someone custom ordered these really nice pads. Felt lined and very thick. There's even the faint imprint of an iron on one of them, but no damage was done to the part that rests on the table. And unfortunately, this table just ends up getting junk thrown on it, since we only use if for special occasions. No way is that pad coming off.
I would love to get a clear table cloth to show off the wood, but those things just look so tacky.
Sam I Am

Schaumburg, IL

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#48
May 23, 2012
 
1. Explain that your kitchen is food-fight friendly. If someone raises a spoonful of mashed potatoes in someone else's direction and that person doesn't say "No thank you" within 3 seconds they are fair game.

2. Let it go. It is a minor infraction for which he apparently felt guilty. Raising this is not worth where the discussion will lead.

3. I would use that same even tone of voice to say "I am going to kill you in your sleep."
PEllen

Orange City, FL

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#49
May 23, 2012
 
2. Marriage does not require blinders
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

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#50
May 23, 2012
 
squishymama wrote:
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At some point, someone custom ordered these really nice pads. Felt lined and very thick. There's even the faint imprint of an iron on one of them, but no damage was done to the part that rests on the table. And unfortunately, this table just ends up getting junk thrown on it, since we only use if for special occasions. No way is that pad coming off.
I would love to get a clear table cloth to show off the wood, but those things just look so tacky.
That's what mine are, too. Problem is that they don't let the wood breathe. That's why I am glad mine can be used decoratively because of how it folds, then I just open it up for company. It's a double edged sword: You want to see the beautiful table, but you want to use it too!!! I don't like the plastic tablecloths, either. Plus, it probably wouldn't protect the wood too well.

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#51
May 23, 2012
 
Plus, plastic emits chemicals and over time, I wonder if it could cause discoloration to the wood?
Stina

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#52
May 23, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Plus, plastic emits chemicals and over time, I wonder if it could cause discoloration to the wood?
That's a good point. It pobably would (or in this case "wood", ha ha)

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Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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#53
May 23, 2012
 
RACE wrote:
how about a glass top?
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That is a good thought. Of course I don't have the money right now to do that, and where to stash it when we put all the leaves in could be problematic, but I like it!

Maybe mom would do that for me as a christmas present...

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Evanston IL

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#54
May 23, 2012
 
Stina wrote:
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That's a good point. It pobably would (or in this case "wood", ha ha)
Ha! You said wood.
Stina

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#55
May 23, 2012
 
squishymama wrote:
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Ha! You said wood.
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Since: Mar 09

Pittsburgh, PA

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#56
May 23, 2012
 
"Obviously, this household rule would extend only to the confines of your own table. At your friend's house, she sets the standard."

Ha, I guess this means when you're at HER house, your kids DO get to text :-)

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