This is my Thursday evening kitchen table. It’s a week’s worth of notes from school, my paperwork, my shopping bag I haven’t quite unpacked, headphones I plan on using for Skype if I ever get round to setting it up and goodness knows what else is under the top layer.
That gray cylinder is JJ’s. It’s something he brought home from school and is very adept at using it to waste time in the morning in his bedroom when he should be doing his pre-school jobs like making sure his bag is packed and all that. This morning I confiscated it because he was procrastinating. Gee I wonder where he got that from.
When I caught up with my mother’s group more often I did the very occasional pop-in with one of the mums and her kitchen/living area was always immaculate. Maybe that’s what can be achieved when you don’t work outside the home, or maybe she would get stress headaches from keeping it tidy. As my year 12 English teacher used to say about immaculate homes like this, ‘Where do they put there junk?’. Looking back I can tell that her (my teacher’s) kitchen table probably looked like mine does now.
By the end of the weekend the table will mostly be cleared so I can start the cycle all over again. The stupid thing is that it doesn’t take that long to tidy up but for some reason I don’t stay on top of it during the week.
Do you run a tidy ship or by the end of your working week is your house looking the worse for wear?
If you want to see other peoples’ perfectly imperfect lives, pop on over to Picklebums. I’m not alone here.
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