Trying to stay in touch while the boys are in college, the parents on my son’s Catholic HS Varsity soccer team went to dinner this weekend…14 in all. Now when you sit at a table of 14, location is the issue. Are you in the middle? At the end? The sad part about the end of the table is, as adoring as the company is nearby you, you will not see and/or talk to the other people who came!
I came up with a solution. Every 25 minutes we would pick up our plates, utensils and wine glasses and switch 2 plates to the left…this way, by the end of the evening we would actually get to talk to everyone! Three hours and many laughs later, we actually rotated fully around the table! Nearby patrons probably thought we were crazy (“OK, time to switch, everyone move!”) but it worked so well for us and made for a great time. One parent remarked it was kind of like speed dating!
On another dining note, the three eggs have hatched in our bird’s nest in our front flower bed…here’s a peek of one looking for Mom to bring breakfast… are these three worried about being in the middle? the end? GUess they are if they want to eat! Hee-hee!
The blue ribbon intertwined in the nest was the bird’s design, not added by us! Isn’t it just gorgeous?? We have so enjoyed watching these little ones come into the world! It makes us think of the frailty of life!