The challenge from the crew this week is furniture favourites. I thought about going through the house and doing things like showing our dining room table, the bathroom (cause you gotta love the bathroom for it’s sheer usefulness), or my bedroom. It would have fit the challenge perfectly. I got to thinking though, what makes those pieces favourites? And do we really have favourites in our household? Where do we spend the most time, particularly when we are busy? Our love of some furniture has us choosing where to work.
My Son’s Choice
He actually has three favourite pieces of furniture. My comfy chair inherited from my mom. That boy and his cat spend ALOT of time in that chair. He also loves the office chair in front of my hubby’s computer. This is where my lad spend countless hours playing games, either by himself or with his friends. It’s come in handy this summer with Covid shutting everything down.
But his favourite place with a homeschool connection? His bed.
He sits on his bed, pillow cushioning his back, laptop in front, one cat at his side, the other at his feet. There he studies. Being as he’s now 15 he’s not keen on pictures being taken, but I do have his bed. 🙂
It’s good to let our kids choose where to do their schooling don’t you think? Accepting their choices about where to learn is a bridge to increased independence, rather helpful that.
Hubby’s current place
You know how sometimes you get a piece of furniture and you wonder what took you so long to get it? That’s my hubby’s thoughts considering his newest possession… A hammock! He’s sleeping better and he tends to wake up less sore. Building him an underlay remains a work in progress.
My Favourite Piece
My comfy red chair. This is where I doze off to sleep at night waiting for hubby to come home. It’s where I work on my blog and my rabbitry website. I read my review books often while sitting here. I grade papers, write posts, block out my days, and track credits.
And it’s where I have most of my conversations with my hubby. Sometimes via verbal communication, and often times just texting back and forth as we watch TV. I had another red chair before this one, and probably will again after this one wears out. 🙂
It’s not the only red comfy chair we have, my hubby has one as well. He sits across from me every night after work catching me up on the day’s events while he has supper. Then I trundle off to bed, and he enjoys a comfy sit.
Sometimes my favourite piece of furniture isn’t technically furniture. And admittedly, it’s not always a favourite piece! 🙂 BUT!!!! It is a needful piece for seeing results towards a long-term goal. And that makes a favourite piece of furniture/equipment.
So what about you?
Do you and/or your family have pieces that you gravitate toward? A comfy chair, a favourite reading or working spot? What is your choosing where to work spot?