Me: Hey Quinn...real quick...did you draw on the table?
Me: You sure?
(I love how kids have NO idea what "Are you sure" means)
Me: You wanna come take a look...because I'm pretty sure this is your work?
Quinn: Nope. Not me Mom. I draw on paper.
Me: Really though...because...last I checked, you're the only Oeser (at this moment) that draws arms and legs that protrude DIRECTLY from an oversized head, that's usually accompanied by a fancy mohawk. I mean...you wanna double check here?
Quinn: Yeah, no...not me Mom. I think Penny.
Me: Weird. Penny has a difficult time with so much as a circle, but if you say so.
Quinn: Can you buy me my Frozen Fever Elsa dress tomorrow for Halloween?
Me: *18 long, dry blinks*
So this is the TABLE...
In ALL of her glory...there she is. The homeliest table you've EVER seen. 8 of us live in this house, and here's our table for 5. 4 matching chairs, and 1 shitty garage sale find. But...MAN...I love this table!
Most every night, I'll find a few Shopkins chilling on our table (if you don't know what a Shopkin is, go ahead and thank Baby Jesus). They're always covered with a blanket, and always only 2 (a toilet and a watermelon today.) Don't EVER move these lover Shopkins...EVER...unless you'd prefer the wrath of Penny and Quinn before your morning cup of Joe. You don't want this. Trust me.
How cute is this though? I like to think it's their way of demonstrating a Mother and Father's love for one another. Whatever the case...it makes me smile...and wanna love up on my man.
There is SO much CRAP on this table. Marker, paint, pencil, Sharpie, NAIL POLISH, Easter egg coloring stains, sticky Mailbu puddles...you name it!
This is where Harper practiced her vowels.
That, or...Ella was working on her Spanish "Hellos." I can't be too sure.
This is just a Hello Kitty sticker on a chair. It's been there for YEARS!!! I don't have the heart to remove it because it's Penny's kitty chair. That, or I'm just lazy. I'll never tell.
Awwwwwwww...here's a heart that Jack drew for me when he was little.
Yeah. No. That's pizza sauce.
Seriously though...this table. It's so ugly. It's so run down. Kev hates it!!! Talks about sanding it down and revarnishing it...or just tossing it...because it's THAT hideous.
He's kidding NO ONE!!! We LOVE this table!!! It's everything! It's our kids. It's their drawings. It's their thoughts. It's their messes. It's this house. It's our memories. It's our lives. It's our EVERYTHING!!! This table means the WORLD to me!!!
So much, in fact, that I just took close to 85 professional pictures of the damned thing!
What does your Family have? What is the one thing that you'll take with you forever? The one thing that makes you tear up just thinking about it?
Mine? The "Table." OUR Table.