A Man Cave?? WTH?!?!?!

I have to admit that I do not always go with trends, much less understand them. Right now, I am having an issue with the current trend, the “Man Cave.” Every time I hear the phrase I get greatly annoyed and my blood pressure goes up.You see things about the “man cave” and hear about it a lot now. Even DIY Network has a show called “Man Caves.” If you ever watch “House Hunters” on HGTV, you will often hearing the man saying he needs his own space, his own “man cave.” And, each and every time I hear that, I think to myself, “What the heck?”

Isn’t the home and all the rooms in it for pretty much everyone? Since when do men need their own special place in the home? I do not understand this concept in the least. They are basically saying they need one whole room to themselves so they can play, but it is only for men. It reminds me of being a child and the boys building a fort and saying, “No Girls Allowed.” Apparently, when some men grow up, they don’t get past this stage of development.

It seems quite selfish to me in so many ways. I share my home with my husband. When we buy new furniture and decorate the home, we do so together. If I had my way, I’m sure our home would look much more feminine than it does now. Additionally, if my husband needs time to himself or wants to watch a particular program, I make sure that happens for him, just as he
makes sure it happens for me.

Why is a cave necessary? Will this trend hopefully die? If not, then I have a solution. I think us wives need to demand our own space if our husband comes home and asks for a man cave. Fair is fair. Although, I’m not sure I like the sound of that. I prefer a Female Haven. I’ve already got ideas on how I’ll design mine, if my husband ever demands his own Man Cave.
A Man Cave? WTH?

About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise, a 40+ year old SAHM trying to navigate the world of motherhood. I blog about parenting, food, and have been featured a few times on BlogHer. I enjoys solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine than I should. Basically, anything I needs to do to survive the toddler years.



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