It worked fine, but I had been wanting a kid sized table with some smaller chairs, like the furniture in the children's section of our public library. I noticed that all of my children, from the baby all the way up to the 12 year old, could sit comfortably at those smaller tables.
When I checked out prices on the internet, though, I knew there was no way I could justify getting rid of a perfectly good table just because I wanted a different one. So, I was determined to keep my eyes open in case I might find what I was looking for at a garage sale or in the classifieds.
Sure enough, one day as I was looking through the classifieds in our small town newspaper, I noticed an ad selling furniture. A daycare was going out of business and needed to get rid of everything. I called and found exactly what I was looking for! The price was great, too.
There was just one hitch; the daycare was in a town a couple of hours from ours. I couldn't fit the furniture in the car with all of the kids, so loading everyone up to go get it was out of the question. Then again, I didn't want to leave them for that long to be so far away.
I asked the owner if she would hold a table and 4 chairs and 2 long bookcases for me while I figured out how to get them. She kindly agreed, and then my hunky husband came to my rescue. He drove out of his way after being out of town on a business trip to pick them up for me! (Thanks, Honey!)