The kitchen stresses me out! But its not what you think…

Its not that I can’t cook…

I just can’t cope with mess in the kitchen!

It has to be 100% clean before I can cook anything.

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However S1’s not that fussy. And sometimes I go to cook… and its messy…

my blood pressure starts rising,

I can’t stop it,

stress levels skyrocket

I don’t understand it, nothing normally stresses me.

I’m calm cool and collected…

until the kitchen gets messy and its cooking time.

Tonight was one of those nights.

I snapped at Sarah and kicked her out of the kitchen…

I instantly felt bad…

I apologised. She was nice about it (we both know its one of those differences).

The nicer she was the guiltier I felt…

luckily I had a blip idea, and I asked if she would help…

I tossed the chicken as I always do

She clicked

I missed the chicken

It hit the bench with a splat

We both laughed – and suddenly the tension was gone.

Things are just so much easier with a bit of laughter.