The kitchen is a room within the house that is very important for all those who reside in the house. Many times people might overlook its importance but it should be remembered that it is the one room that everybody depends on for their nourishment in terms of food. The kitchen is often not frequented by many men. There are many men who will not step into the kitchen for many days.
Despite the fact that I once in a while venture into the kitchen, I realized that I knew very little about the kitchen the other day when we were moving house.
As it is, we had been planning to move and when we finally got the ideal house to move into, we still had some time since we first wanted the new house to be painted and a few other maintenance repairs had to be done.
As we waited for the house to get ready so that we could move in, we decided to start packing our household items slowly so that when the day came for moving, it would be an easy exercise. We wanted to avoid the hustle and bustle that is usually associated with moving house. Many times things are hurriedly done on the final day and many times items get damaged in the rush, or some important details are forgotten.
My wife and I were doing the packing together. My wife was mostly the brains and I was the muscle to carry around the stuff, especially the heavy stuff. I was glad to help. We were packing all the things that we did not use every day and we were only leaving the things that we would need in the few days before finally moving to the new house.
We started in the boy’s room which was the easiest place to start from. All we had to park were their excessive toys and clothes. We left just a few of their favorite toys and clothes that they might need. After this we went to the study room where we packed virtually everything… any reading would have to wait until we were in the new house.
Next was the kitchen. My wife is an ardent enthusiast of home making and she particularly loves her kitchen. When we got to packing the kitchen appliances, I was amazed at the array of kitchen appliances that were in the small kitchen. Many of the items looked strange to me and I could not tell you what they were used for. The only item that was familiar to me was the wine cooler since it was an appliance that I raided often.
The other appliances looked like items from a sci-fi movie. My wife was greatly amused at my incomprehension about the various appliances and their uses. She was particularly perplexed that I was not familiar with kitchen appliances such as the ice cream maker which she claimed she had bought while in my company.
I guess I need to visit and help out in the kitchen more often.