Use It as a Bomb Shelter
These bombs don't arrive unbidden from hostile nations. These bombs are the ones that happen when your significant other comes home in a filthy mood that threatens to explode all over your evening. These bombs are the unwitting result of telling your youngest he can't watch his favorite evening's entertainment (sometimes a video, often a video game) because he didn't clean his room as requested -- complete with all the ear-splitting hollering and drama queen antics his manipulative little soul can devise. Make the dining room your reading, book, hobby or craft room of choice for those times when you wish -- just for a second (or three) -- that you'd never traded in the sporty two-door for the family-friendly minivan.