September 5, 2010

ATTENTION husbands/fathers/men in general

Happy Fathers Day!

The Hubbster was most pleased with his cache of gifts, cuddles and school bought treats and trinkets. I love the look on the kids faces when they give him their homemade cards and photo frames...

Fathers Day has made me think about the worldwide phenomenon of the man cave.

Taken indirectly from the wonderful thing that is Wikipedia:-

A man cave (also sometimes Mantuary) is a male sanctuary, such as a specially equiped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den or basement.

A man cave is loosely a male-only space to retreat to watch sports matches, or play video games. (or if you are Australian, drink alot of beer).It is important for a man to have a place to call his own. Some psychologists claim that a man cave can provide refuge from stressful surroundings and be beneficial to marriage

Check out this link for some awesome man caves.

The Hubbster had a man cave at our previous house, before we moved to the farm. It was an awesome room and he loved it so. Here it is:-

I think he now feels a bit misplaced because we are living in the shed and he doesn't have that "place to call his own". Of course he has the two shipping containers full of tools and 75 acres to roam around on and the little room he does his shooting reloading in, which would be the closest thing he has to a man cave.

But it's just not the same.

When The Money Pit is finished, I will have my own "man cave", a separate kid free room (and I am looking forward to it more than the kitchen). I shall decorate it all pretty and girlie like with my scrapbooking, beautiful photos on the wall, my books, shelves full of pretty things......

The Hubbster likes to stir me by saying "that room would be great for me to hang out in". To which I reply:-

No way in hell. Keep on dreaming buddy.


Liz said...

Meh, men and their caves, never satisfied with the oodles of toys and sheds etc!! But as for us women, a sewing/craft den would be suffice!

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

I look forward to pictures of both your caves when the Money Pit is finished!

Doodles said...

I also look forward to seeing pictures!!! Hopefully the Money Pit gets finished soon. Hugs

Powdered Toast Man said...

It's Father' Day over in Australia? It's Labor Day over here in the USA.

I want a man-cave, all I have is a real cave that a angry bear lives in.

Matty said...

I have a very small area in a room that is my "man cave". A comfy love seat and a TV. But hey, it's all mine.