There were three
1. Must be tall. (He is 6'2 to my 5'11)
2. Must be funny. (No one makes me laugh harder)
3. Must love sports. (He is a sports writer)
Sitting around his folk's dining room table, I realized that I had won the lottery. Each person in his large family was funnier than the next.
A good laugh trumped all.
Pranksters one and all.
Being the rookie on the block did not spare me. If I dared to go to the restroom, I risked being applauded or serenaded by the entire brood upon my exit. If I left my chair unattended for a second, I was sure to sit in a well placed puddle of water. They took "please pass the rolls" literally. His lovely mother, their fearless leader, smooshed my hand into the butter many times.
I watched as they teased and laughed and teased and passed the rolls and laughed and teased some more.
So began my love of the dining room table. All these years later, we still yuck it up around the dining room table...and we still pass the rolls.
Take a lookiloo at some of these gorgeous dining rooms:
While all of these tables are beautiful and festive, it isn't until we sit down, pass the rolls and begin the yuck-it-up-tease-fest that it becomes Christmas.
"The Family Stone" dining room table.
Our oldest nephew recently married and I am soooo looking forward to sneaking water onto his bride's chair, passing her a roll and applauding as she exits the restroom. I've waited 19 years for a new kid on the block.
What are your dining room table traditions?
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