I bought this as an early Christmas gift for my daughter's family. Her husband bought a stool at a garage sale and the fight was on. The boys and their father vied for the coveted stool so they could sit at the island in the kitchen. I received multiple texts with pictures. The 4 year-old got out of bed early the next morning and was sitting at the island waiting for breakfast. The island looks great in the kitchen. I visit them and like to cook. The island is perfect for preparing food. Everyone is happy!