After living here for nearly three years, we’re finally looking to take the plunge and buy a dining room set. Currently my dining room houses a kids pretend tool bench, some sort of ride on and a toy garage. We’ve put off buying one because it was a great excuse to not have to host family dinners. Our house is laid out horribly for entertaining, and I’m not a fan of cooking big dinners. But, the kids are getting older, and dragging them to my parents house for Christmas is getting to be a hassle. Kids want to stay home and play with their new toys. It’s overstimulating enough, Christmas Day. Taking them to the Grandparent’s house on top of that is like epic meltdownville.
Our other reason is there may be a chance we’ll end up moving sooner, rather than later. See above re: horrible house layout. Not having a dining room set will help us stage the house a little bit better.
My problem is that I’m horribly picky. I get this picture in my head of what I want, and forget it. It’s an unachievable goal. I’ve tried all of the basic garanimal type stores, which makes me feel as if this house lacks any sort of pizazz, yet, I don’t want to spend a mint and I want it to be neutral in case we do decide to sell. I also don’t want to spend a ton of money because I have two kids and that means we can’t have nice things. I’m still trying to get marker out of the family room carpet.
I realize this is horribly boring, but I’m high as a kite on vicodin, thanks to my doctor failing to callin an RX for an antibiotic for this raging UTI I have. And you know, if anyone has any ideas, the suggestion box is open. I’ve already tried all of the basic cookie cutter stores. Come on, internets, don’t let me down.