My parents were coming over for dinner the other night and I decided I wanted to "entertain."
Normally when they come we spread the food out along the bar, everyone grabs a plate, helps themselves and then grabs a seat at the table or the bar.
But on this particular night and I wanted to set a nice table for us.
I got out my place mats and realized that I only have six of each kind.
I need seven for this night.
So then I thought "hey, I'll go eclectic and give everyone a different mat and a different napkin!"
And then I realized that I only have six different sets of place mats - not seven.
Which meant someone had to have a Christmas mat.
I finished setting the table and stood back to admire my work.
Hmmm. Not exactly the eclectic look I was aiming for.
The Island King walked through the room and said "That's the tackiest, redneck trailer park table I've ever seen - Good job, Babe!"
Which made me laugh and decide to keep the table like it was.
I explained to my parents what happened with the table and in true Mom form my mother said "I think it looks nice, honey."
This was a table only a mother could love!