Our House



In our house there’s always:

  • Boy bits on display.
  • Piles of folded clothes.
  • Toys on the floor.
  • Copious cuddles.
  • Odd socks.
  • Something lost.
  • Chaos.
  • Laughter.
  • A full washing machine.
  • A fridge full of ‘artwork.’
  • A full bin.
  • Full hearts.
  • Non-matching plates.
  • A plug with no chain.
  • Wee spills around the toilet.
  • Praise.
  • Impatience.
  • Distractions.
  • Interruptions.
  • Fun.
  • Sibling rivalry.
  • Arguments.
  • Rough and tumble.
  • Security.
  • Too much climbing.
  • Too much shouting.
  • Not enough cleaning.
  • Singing and dancing.
  • Piles of paperwork.
  • Appliances breaking.
  • Bulbs expiring.
  • Time to play.
  • Threats of early bedtimes.
  • Bribes to eat tea.
  • Patience tested.
  • ‘Please’ and ‘thank you’.
  • TV blaring.
  • Dog barking.
  • Questions repeated.
  • Honesty.
  • Slopped water.
  • Muddy footprints.
  • Spilled drinks.
  • Respect.
  • Fighting.
  • Crying.
  • Tantrums.
  • Tickling.
  • Children asking for food.
  • Animals pestering for food.
  • Adults craving wine.
  • Togetherness.
  • An aroma of farts.
  • Lego.
  • Debris under the settee.
  • Acceptance.
  • Doors slamming.
  • Ceilings shaking.
  • Taps running.
  • Happy chatter.
  • Shouts of ‘Be quiet!’
  • Pleas to ‘Play nicely!’
  • Insistence to ‘Share!’
  • Daily doses of  ‘I love you’.
  • Sarcasm.
  • Not enough time in the day.
  • Frustration.
  • Contentment.
  • Toys without batteries.
  • Toys missing parts.
  • Not always enough sleep.
  • Always enough love.
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8 thoughts on “Our House”

  1. Dawn Frazier says:

    Ha ha! This sounds so much like our house. Especially odd socks, a full washing machine (which is on constantly) but always lots of love, praise and cuddles!

    1. Glad it’s not just us; it felt cathartic to write down a list of stuff and put emphasis on those things that really matter. Thanks for your comments 🙂 x

  2. That’s a lovely list and hopefully all true here too 🙂

    1. Thank you, I had to remind myself of what really matters as I looked around the chaos of my home! 😉

  3. Re-reading your list, I’ve noticed I pause, as if to savour the italicised words and phrases. It gives it a pleasant rhythm.

  4. Cathie B says:

    Yep – this sounds about right. Love how you’ve written this, especially the words in italics – awesome post x

    1. Thank you lovely 🙂 x

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