Getting a picture? Don't worry if you didn't know what color my table is--it barely shows through anyhow!
Don't get me wrong--it's a quick cleanup. We do have places where all that stuff belongs, and if company comes, we always clear the table. :)
However, with all this assorted crap piled on (and yes, most of it is important), I probably don't have to admit we hardly eat at the table. I eat breakfast and lunch at it, but for dinner we pretty much load up our plates from the stove/counter, and end up eating in the living room, using TV trays, the coffee table, or our laps, in front of the TV. Now, I know, all the family therapists and pediatricians wouldn't like that. At all. And yet... we do still all eat together. Does that give me, like half-credit?
*sigh* In another life, I'll try to get our collective shit collected together someplace else besides our dining table.
Romance is sexy!(messes are not)