My husband was thrilled when we bought a house with a finished basement and immediately dubbed it the Man-Cave.
Over our past 2+ years in this house the Man-Cave has slowly morphed into the Dog-Cave/Man-Hole.
Alex didn't want a
We have been talking about making some changes to the Man-Cave and have finally started this weekend.
The two main changes we are immediately making is new paint and a new floor.
We recently had our family room painted a light pale yellow color (Lantern from Sherwin Williams to be precise). I told Alex that I wanted the basement painted the same color. I like rooms to flow well and it's a cheery, light color which will certainly lighten up a dark a basement.
His immediate response to this was, "Yellow is not a manly color and certainly not appropriate in a Man Room."
I told him to think of a few manly colors he would like and he said he would get back to me.
I spent the next day thinking about how I could
I took the swatch of color and a pair of scissors and cut the color name off the top.
Later that night, as we are sitting in the family room chatting, I casually say, "I think I found the perfect, manly color for the Man-Cave."
Alex looks at me with a skeptical expression.
I hand him the swatch.
His skeptical expression does not change.
"That color is called Beer Foam," I say.
"Now that's more like it!" Alex responded.
And that, my friends, is how true compromise works.