I don’t know how it happened. I set out my work area to be a productive place for me to compose and to create, but I’m noticing that I’m being ousted bit by bit. It turns out my children like my workspace as well.
Because I have other responsibilities besides writing, I am not always at my desk. If my kids are home, it’s not uncommon to find at least one of them writing out their homework or drawing pictures on my spot.
They love it when I’m working on my laptop in my room, because then they can play games on the main computer. Since my “office” is in the living room, my chair gets used as an extra comfy place to watch TV or as a mini-amusement ride as they spin and spin and spin in circles.
I do get a few hours each day during the school year when I can say, “All mine!” I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. They just better not start thinking about redecorating; at least, not yet.
Contributed by Catherine L. Osornio