There are battles being fought in my sister’s kitchen. There’s constant combat, and heavy weaponry. Military strategy abounds. I never know what to expect when I visit – except some interesting new tableau on her counter.
My sister loves to decorate for holidays. To the insurgents, of course, this merely creates advantageous cover. Meanwhile, I have become a domestic wartime journalist documenting guerilla attacks in the midst of all this cheery decor.
War is never simple, but there is a mastermind behind all this – my youngest nephew. The photo above is a counter tableau created by me explaining how to turn the coffeemaker on in the morning since he is always the first one up. After all, you know how it is during wartime. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do to get your early morning brew.