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For Thanksgiving, we will have a total of 4 adults and 2 toddlers in our home. The toddlers are aged 2 and 15 months.

Our kitchen table will comfortably accomodate the 4 adults; we could possibly squeeze in one of the toddlers, but not both.

I hate the idea of a separate kids table, and I feel like the kids are really too young to be expected to sit separately, and the only place I could possibly set up a table for them would be in a corner facing away from the room in general, which I hate even more than I hate the general concept of a "kids table".

My initial solution was to scrub the living room floor; we have a toybox and a coffee table that are similar dimensions; I thought I would push them together, and cover them with a tablecloth. We have a body pillow and 2 king-sized pillows that I could cover with material that matches the table cloth over the toybox/coffee table, and use those as cushions for tushies on a hardwood floor. I thought it was a clever and fun solution to a seating arrangement that also lets the two toddlers be involved with the meal and in arms-reach of parents. My DH, however, doesn't want to "eat off the floor like animals".

His solution is to put 3 people on the couch, one at my desk (also in the living room), one at his desk (also in the living room) and one person "floating" with nowhere to sit at all.

Does anyone have any other kind of solution?
 

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Unfortunately, they just can't be squeezed around the one table. There just isn't room. Unless my DD sat on my lap...or the other toddler sat on his mother's lap.


I wish we had the $$$ to just buy a new table, I've been asking for one for two years now.

I think we're going to go with my plan in the living room. It's really the only feasible solution I can pull off in the next day.
 

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We don't have the space to put two tables together, unfortunately, in any room of the house. (Except maybe if we put the tables on top of our king-size bed, which might be kind've fun.)

Dinner is planned for 3 pm, because that's usually when my DD wakes up from her afternoon nap and is in the best mood. I don't know the 2 yo's schedule, I've never met him before. (It's a single mom from my DH's unit, her son, and her sister, I invited them after DH related a few conversations he'd had with her that he thought were inappropriate and I thought sounded like a lonely mom looking for a friend.)

Thanks for everyone's input thus far.
 
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