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A house full of love and leftovers

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Circumstance, and the school holidays, have seen me with somewhat of a full house of late. Visiting out of towners, a couple of short-term housemates from overseas, children and their friends filling their days with a lot of lazing about.

It's thrown me a little.

It's been just lovely to have people around my dinner table again. Picture: Shutterstock

It's been more than four years now since my home became a single-person dwelling, albeit with 50 per cent of the kids, and there are times when I wonder if I will ever be able to live with someone again. Should fate deem that even a chance.

It's a good few years since I was wandering around the house fully naked, but I've had to check myself before I head off in my underwear to find something at the other end of the house.

I guess if I'm living with someone, in the full conjugal sense of the word, that might not be so much a problem, but when it's the parents of your son's rugby teammate, let alone said teammate, it's a tad more awkward.

But that's not it. I can curb those wanton moments. It's more about a change in routine, having, if I really break it down to its rawest form, to having to be considerate of other people.

What is wrong with me if I'm getting annoyed, no, that's too strong an emotion, but if I'm noticing things are being done differently. Not wrong, mind you, just differently to how I do them every day because I am the only one here to........

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