Being a creature of habit, I have my routines one of which is following lunch and tea (depending on whether it’s a work day or the weekend) Paul and I will clear the table, wash the pots and get as many of the chores out of the way before taking five to sit at the kitchen table and to enjoy a cup of coffee and a catch up whilst the kids entertain themselves.
We don’t get long before being interrupted by one of the kids or the dog requiring our attention. Those five minutes however are golden, it’s our time and the kids have come to accept that coffee cups signal five minutes peace and a sit down for their folks. The kids will often join us during this time with their colouring books and pencils at the ready, they too appreciate quiet time although their version of peace and quiet is far away from my own…
We may not have a magazine-picture-perfect kitchen, there may well be flaking paint, eighties style-fruit motif-broken tiles and mismatching units but it’s homely. Give it two or three years and we may finally scrape the pennies together to rip it all out and start afresh but until then I’m quite happy sat at a wobbly table, surrounded by mismatching furniture – it’s home, the place in which my family and I share the chaos, the calm and the coffee.
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