It happened the other day. I took the leaf out of my kitchen table. The table was just too big for the four of us and I didn't want to sit there over supper missing the boys and their spots at the table. The table is set for four right now. I don't like it, but it's an adjustment we have to make.
We started out 21 1/2 years ago as just the two of us and our round kitchen table. Pretty soon it was four of us (with two high chairs at the table). Next it was 5 of us... two booster seats, two regular chairs and a high chair. We added the leaf to the table to fit more of us. By the time there were six of us we were at an oblong table, and sometimes that felt too small.
Now, the table is getting smaller again. The boys are off to college. We are four. In another few years we'll be back to just the two of us.
I'm looking forward to the day when we put at least two leaves in the table to fit kids and grandkids!