Bill and I were browsing online different outdoor dining sets. The vast majority seat a maximum of 6 people. The ones that seat 8 are pretty expensive.
“Here’s the cheap solution,” says Bill, pointing to an inexpensive wooden table with two benches meant for two people per bench. “Buy two: 2, 4, 6, 8…then you and I can sit at the ends.”
“OK,” I said. “But we only have 6 kids…”
He keeps telling me that we don’t have to fill completely that 12 passenger van. But vans, dining room sets and houses all seem similar in that you expand to fill the space you have. We like to save room for friends, and families of 8 tend to hang out with families of 6 or 8 or 10…