Sunday, January 31, 2010

Our House, Our Home



It was a whitewashed wall.

Now it is painted light violet.

It looks cool and adds a soft tint to the tv corner.

Everyone is happily smiling from ear to ear when it is done.

It is a consensus choice, though the light violet is not the initial color.

A 21 inch flat screen tv is tucked partially under the staircase.......

It has been there for almost a decade.

The under staircase for most is for storage purposes.

Many neighbors has enclosed storage under the staircase for keeping old newspapers, magazines, books, children's toys, ironing board and more.

But it is not our family's choice.

We have discussed it together, and the children are consulted.

A 21 inch flat screen tv is our no.1 choice.......

Yeah.... to keep the living room spacious, warm and inviting.

The decision has been made and it is there ever since.......

Our house is our home.

And we want to enjoy every single bit of it.......

Lying down before the tv is a 4'x8' carpet, with cute animal toys, big square comfy pillows and cushions readily for use.

It seems that sitting on the floor, or lying down on a mat or carpet has been a norm in the family while watching tv, a die-hard habit that we have picked up in our younger years while fighting for the front rows in any show, concert, play or sport event.

And now the family has developed the habit further......

The father is now reading the newspapers while watching the latest regional, national and world news on the tv...LOL

The mother is now preparing the veggie, ironing the clothes etc while watching soap opera, smiling, laughing and crying along...

The children are now eating, drinking, doing their homework, playing their toys etc with their eyes glued to the tv.......

And so is everyone who comes into the house.......

Every time of the day and night.......

Our house is our home.

And everyone must enjoy every single bit of it.......

Not many of us enjoy sitting straight and tall on the sofa watching our favorite shows.... though sometimes we do fight over who should be the boss to lie down on the long sofa when it is cold and raining........LOL

The wall now looks better in its light violet color.

It brings a home to life.......

The white color was the developer's choice.

It was his idea of his housing estate.

And we agreed to him almost 10 years ago.

The light violet color is our children's idea.

And we can't agree to them more.......

They have discussed, examined, analyzed, sometimes quarrel....... over the color of the wall.

And we can't agree to them more.......and more.......

They are our children and they love their home.

The house is now their very home....... their treasured home.......

For some, the house remains a house......

For us......

Our house is our home.

And we enjoy every single bit of it more.......

Coming to think about it.......

What is the color of the other walls?

2 comments:

lilyruth said...

i ENJOYED READING YOUR POST AND AM HAPPY THAT ALL YOUR FAMILY IS PLEASED WITH THE WAY YOUR HOME HAS TURNED OUT. I agree with your thoughts a house is just a house without the love of your loved ones. I live in an apartment rather small yet I feel its love and its warmth and my apartment is my home not just another apartment. Thanks for sharing with us. I also wish to invite you to visit http://dotblogger.blogspot.com and click on my adgitize ads this helps towards buying dog food. I have clicked on your ads here. Thank you and know I will have the welcome mat out for you and your friends. @lilruth

sundcarrie said...

Glad you love your house and really glad to see how much you care for your family.