A popular place in our house is the kitchen. The kitchen is busy, busy, busy pretty much all day long. We eat, we clean up, we snack. Then we eat, we clean up, we snack. Again and again. There’s always someone in our kitchen at any given time of the day, whether that’s to grab a quick bite, or to wet the whistle with a sip of water, or to simply open up the refridgerator and stare. (why do kids do this, anyway? Drives me nuts.)
Anyway, it’s my dream one day to have a HUGE kitchen where we can all mill about without getting into each other’s way. Because our kitchen is certainly not designed for a family of eleven! But that’s okay. We make it work.
Another very popular place in our house is the master bedroom. Now, this is the only room in our house that I promised my husband that I would keep uncluttered. Clean. A sanctuary, if you will. So that he would have at least one peaceful place in our house to retreat to. Sounds doable, right? Just one room? Not too much to ask, right?
Our bedroom is the most sought after, in-demand place in the entire house.
“Can I come in your room?”
“Can I watch tv in here?”
“Can I sleep in your room?”
or if it’s Andrew asking, it’s more like this:
“I seep in yo woom?”
I’ll admit it. I have a very hard time saying no to a child who wants to sleep in our bed, for whatever the reason. And as a result of that, on most nights our bed looks like this:
You can give each kid their own bedroom, but I swear they all end up flopping together somewhere, anyway. They aren’t unlike puppies, in that respect. They get into the bed, kick around a bit for their “space” and then ultimately just fall out all draped over each other in a tangled mess of arms and legs.
You know, there’s times when I just go into another bedroom to sleep. Yep, I get pushed right out of my own bed. How about that. Who’s the boss here, anyway? You are probably wondering that. Well, the truth is, sometimes they are.
“Can we watch a show in your room?”
Sometimes I am putting away laundry in my room, or I’m cleaning our master bathroom which is connected to our room, and it’s just easier if they are somewhere where I can see and hear them while I’m busy doing that. So again, I say yes….come on in.