I’m sure if we had gone to counselling before the wedding there would have much time spent on whether we were on agreement on the big issues. Do you want children? Will the children be raised in a religion? How will you handle finances? Will somebody stay at home with the kids or not?
However, in the end we just muddled our way through the big stuff, not sure I want kids, ooops, well isn’t she lovely? And it just went from there.
It’s the little stuff that is causing the dramas on a daily basis.
Let’s take the issue of a TV in the bedroom.
Mr Shambles is adamant you do not have a TV in the bedroom. You sleep in the bedroom. It is not a room for gathering to watch some crappy American crime show minutes before you drift off.
I, on the other hand, am starting to become very attached to the idea of a TV in the bedroom.
I have taken to sneaking the I-pad into the bed to catch up on the ABC shows I’ve missed due to our dodgy reception. It can require a certain technique to holding the I-pad at just the right angle and direction to capture the weak Wifi that is making it’s way through two walls and a closed door, but nonetheless I am tucked up in my bed with the electric blanket warming my tired bones and I’m a happy woman.
I’ve tried to sell the idea to the husband by talking finances (a lesson learnt early in our relationship do not argue points on the basis of emotions, cold hard facts and figures is what the man wants). Given the money we are spending on our electricity bill this could be a way to cut costs – instead of trying to heat the large, environmentally unfriendly open plan house I designed (yes it’s my fault, I get that), we tuck ourselves up in bed, warm and toasty and watch the delightful offerings of an assortment of reality tv shows, which seem to be the only thing on at the moment.
I’ve decided with my highly powerful and influential blog I’m going to poll the readers. Are you for or against the TV in the bedroom idea? Don’t ever say we don’t tackle the big issues here on Shambolic Living.
Mr Shambles has gone to poll his golfing buddy, who will no doubt agree with him.