There is a new trend in households. Out with the dining room table and in with the toys. Parents are turning their dining rooms into playrooms. I have blogged about being taken hostage by my daughters toys. But these people have surrendered. They are waving the white flag.
They have so many toys they decide to do away with their traditional dining room setup and their fancy dishes and hutches in favor of play houses and train tables.
To me that is the final straw – the kids have won. The house is no longer yours. It belongs to the children and their many many toys. You find yourself eating on the couch so your daughter has a princess play castle and you realize this is the real end to your old life. I am all for kid friendly but I am no living in Disneyland. I am living in a home. And a home has a table. At least for now.