Friday, December 04, 2009

In Which I Argue the Kitchen is My Office

Dh wants a calendar for the kitchen. He says it would be helpful to schedule Family Night and aid in correlating our activities. This is true. My automatic response was to argue against due to no room in the kitchen. Our kitchen has literally no wall space. Dh quickly and easily cleared the top half of our fridge off, leaving a nice, big, empty spot for a calendar. My next argument (it's automatic, I told you) was calendars are always ugly or tacky. He assured me I would find one I liked if I looked around.

Today I stopped in a calendar shop and found an incredibly girly calendar - a John William Waterhouse calendar, all romantic figures from mythology.

Dh said, "NO WAY."

I stifled my laughter and responded, "This kitchen is my office! I'm the one who will look at it all day!"

"What am I, chopped liver?" he asked.

"You're at work all day, so you don't have to look at it," I shot back.

He made a disgusted noise.

Then I held the calendar up to the fridge. It is much too large.

"Only a cheap, tacky calendar will fit there," Dh said, not without malice.

Meh. Can someone point me to a NON-UGLY calendar that will fit in a 19x19 space??


Margaret said...

Anth, I will send you a calendar that (I hope) you and DH will love. Nick and I have one that is a favourite, which we get every year. I'll try to get it to you before the new year starts! I hope you like it.

Cassie said...

Ha ha, this is funny. I love that you argued that the kitchen is your office. I could make the same argument, since Joe spends approximately ZERO time in there.

Unfortunately I can't help you with the calendar issue. I always get an Ansel Adams calendar every year and it is rather large. Bigger than your average calendar, even.

Leslie said...

Marta delivers a monthly calendar that are print your own and ADORABLE!

Misguided Mommy said...

aww man just hang it on the wall so you still win!

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