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A Room of His Own

Apr 4, 2008
I love my husband and he loves me. But I gotta say he loves sports almost as much as me - some days maybe a wee bit more. When we first started dating we regularly went to such sports events as softball and baseball games followed in the fall by football. In the winter, it's basketball and in the summer he loves to golf. If it's sports - he loves it. And so it's no wonder that he's wanted a sports room of his own for years.

As in most homes, space always seems to be limited, especially in a home with children. We happen to be blessed with two girls. Every house we've lived in has had that one extra room, but that room always seems to become the "toy room" instead of the dreamed of "sports room". And with two girls, our toy room is stuffed with dolls and mini-kitchen sets which is about as far away from sports as you can get. As the girls get older, they are catching the sports bug, but not enough to let their dad take over their toy room with his baseball cards.

This doesn't stop my husband from dreaming. He reasons that the kids won't play with toys forever, nor will they live with us forever (hopefully). So someday, that toy room will be all his. I believe he even has it planned down to the last detail. The theme will start with his "priceless" baseball cards and proceed to memorabilia from the football team from his alma mater, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Of course, it will also include trophies from his softball tournaments and a big screen TV so he can watch ESPN day and night.

While he waits patiently for this manly masterpiece to form, he's 'collecting' all sorts of what he calls memorabilia and what I call junk. I'm pretty sure that we already have far more sports stuff than any sports room can hold.

A good friend of mine has a husband with similar tastes and they also have children. They compromised and decorated the guest bathroom in a golf motif. Now, I know you're thinking that a guest bathroom is not nearly as great as room with space for a TV. But this bathroom is fun and way more memorable than my feminine gold and flowery guest bathroom. It has a style all its own, with the golf ball guest soaps and putting green soap dish. And it was just enough to make her husband happy to continue living amongst the dolls and mini-kitchen sets for a few more years while he continues to design his perfect sports room in his head.

So I have learned a little something from my friend. Maybe if I give my husband a small corner to decorate as he pleases now, I can turn that toy room into my dreamed of "craft room"!
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Whatever your guy loves, get him a great gift like a personalized golf coaster set or if he's more corporate minded a rosewood pen set
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