My Kitchen Worktop Hog {The Ordinary Moments}

LP has a new favourite place in our kitchen – sitting on the worktop. This all started when we needed to wash her hands at the sink and we’d sit her up there and wipe her hands and face over rather than having to crouch down. From there it has become LP’s favourite place to sit.

Whenever we finish a meal LP will wander over to the sink and ask to sit on the side so we can wash her hands and face but she’ll then start pointing things out – things on the sides of things she can see out the window in the garden. She loves to look at new things or just get a new perspective on the things she has seen hundreds of times before.

LP also loves to sit up on the side whilst we’re cooking. She’ll sit while I cut vegetables, or while I put things together for lunch and she’ll talk to me all the time, about what we’re doing, what we’re doing later or what else she has done that day.

Having my little worktop hog is something new to both of us. She likes the ‘grown up’ feeling of being allowed to sit somewhere previously out of bounds, somewhere she has to be careful and somewhere that feels like a treat. I love being on the same level as LP, being able to see her so easily when we’re doing things and have her watch what I’m doing from such a good angle.

Before long LP will be a teenager, pushing herself up to sit on the counter whilst we make a cup of tea or talk about our day. For now she is an excited three year old with a new place to sit.

My Kitchen Worktop Hog {The Ordinary Moments}


  1. October 19, 2014 / 8:19 am

    Oh now there’s a happy little girl! Kitchen worktops are great for sitting on and swinging your legs, no wonder she likes her new vantage point!

  2. October 19, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    This is lovely πŸ™‚
    I did this as a child too, and I still find myself sitting up on the worktop chatting to my Mum when I go to her house!


  3. October 19, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    Ahhh Donna this is so precious. I love that photo of her too. Absolutely beautiful. Worktop Hog that just made me chuckle so loud. #ordinarymoment

  4. October 19, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    That is so cute and it really made me smile because I have such fond memories of doing the same thing as a child. Just sitting up on the worktop chatting to my Mum about my day and watching her potter around. Thanks for the little memory today. πŸ™‚ How cute are her plaits too? She looks so grown up sat there! x

    • October 19, 2014 / 9:17 pm

      And all the other rubbish! – Not that LP’s rubbish…! x

  5. October 19, 2014 / 11:03 pm

    I love this post, as it reminds me of myself as a child, and then a teenager, when I used to do the same in my parents’s old house. I’m secretly hoping at least one of mine wants to follow suit! πŸ˜‰ Lovely pic, her plaits are adorable #ordinarymoments

  6. Helen
    October 20, 2014 / 12:15 am

    All of mine love to sit on the worktops too! She really looks happy sat up there πŸ™‚

  7. October 20, 2014 / 9:17 am

    Gorgeous photo! I used to love sitting on the worktop as a child too! I have just started letting G do it and she too feels super grown up being allowed somewhere new and exciting πŸ™‚ #ordinarymoments

  8. October 20, 2014 / 9:51 am

    Ahhh I love this she looks so cute and happy on there! When I was little (still now actually) I loved watching mum and dad cooking in the kitchen! A nice way to develop respect for the hard work and love that goes into cooking food πŸ™‚

  9. October 20, 2014 / 6:55 pm

    Ah love it hun, she is such a cutie up there. I have popped Baby on the work top to do something with her before and she loves it too x #OrdinaryMoments

  10. October 21, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    Aargh she is just too cute up there! I did this when I was a child too. For now M is too young, but I know he’ll love it when he’s eventually old enough and no longer a complete liability around any sort of kitchen stuff! I can imagine LP must love feeling like a big girl up there.

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