This is where and how I work!
where I "lab": work/create)
and where I "orate" i.e., listen to, scold, advise, and referee the children!
In fact I am zonk right in the middle of everything and everyone, sort of there temporarily, but this "temporarily" has now grown root and well, this is the space that has become my working space. This way I do not retire to do my thing, but stay entangled in all the family action: quarrels, chidren's cartoons, cake in the oven just around the corner (with the timer on, of course!), hubby pedalling on the cyclette in front of the news, doorbell ringing, children coming home and flinging their rucksacks and shoes around on the floor.
My favouritest space!