Defeating the Purpose

February 15, 2007 @ 8:15 am | Filed under:

Note to self: When one truly desires to keep the tablecloth clean, one must select BORING placemats for the St. Valentine’s day breakfast feast. INTERESTING placemats, such as those featuring U.S. Presidents or the periodic table of the elements, will inevitably be moved out from underneath the breakfast plates and held out of the way of the shower of crumbs which might impede a child’s view of, say, Roosevelt or helium.

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  1. J says:

    I take it back. That’s a Cheaper By the Dozen moment.

  2. JoVE says:

    You use placements WITH a tablecloth?! I always thought that was an either or thing.

  3. Melissa Wiley says:

    Not with our table: so beat up and scarred that it just can’t go without a tablecloth. Especially since our living room sort of spills into the dining area, so you’re looking at that table all day long.

    For messy meals, I make the kids use placemats over the tablecloth so I don’t have to wash it as often!

  4. sarah says:

    I know you’ll take this in good spirit, Lissa, really, only your family would have this problem (and a wonderful “problem” to have, I might add).

    Hugs, Sarah

  5. Laurie says:

    LOL – we actually have one of those cheesy clear vinyl overlays to protect Roosevelt and helium. 😉 It’s not the greatest (and does require those tablecloth clips with wiggly kids) but it works and we can keep our ‘games’ going. DS made up a game from the maps on the table in perfect unschooling mode (with a little strewing from me of course). lol 😉