For the better part of a month I’ve been fighting the wife like a heavy-weight champ to NOT build a loft bed from scratch for our first born male’s room.
The initial response?
Wife: “Oh, so you’re saying I CAN’T build a bed from scratch?”
Me: “No I ummm….we should maybe…I ummm…Well, first, I love you. Second, he is the only male.”
Wife: “What in the hell does that mean? Are you going off to war or something?”
Me: “Going off to war…haha. You should seriously design t-shirts and…”
Wife: “No, I’m serious. You don’t think I can make this?”
Me: “Ok, you know what? We’ve been married long enough for me to drop some truth knowledge on you woman! Yes…I think you building a tall, loft bed in which our first born will rest his sleepy head at night is a bit of a risk considering you’ve never ‘wood-worked’ in your entire existence. There…I said it. Now what?!!!”
Wife: “Now what? Well that’s easy. First off, I’m closed for business starting now! Second, I’ll build your coffin you bearded terrorist. And you’ll sleep like you’ve never slept, just keep talking!”
Me: “Did you just threaten my life? Damn that’s hott.”
For weeks this went on. She’s searched on Ebay for lofts nearby. We’d call, finagle, and always walk away empty handed.
And for good reason, they were a mix between placing a wooden fortress in the boy’s room, or allowing him to sleep on top of four rickety sticks of wood.
Then, the light bulb went off.
Me: “Honey, look outside. You see all that snow on the ground, icey sidewalks, and that little dog freezing over in the corner of our…oh shit, I forgot I let the dog out an hour ago. Anyway, you’re going to spend 90% of your time out there in that building your first loft bed.”
Wife: “What are you talking about? I already decided we should buy the one from Ikea.”
Me: “Suuuuurrrreee you did sweetie. Sure you did.”
Wife: “Go get the dog before I do that jugular ripping-out thing Swazey stole from me and used in Road House.”
And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is how I saved our first born’s life from a sure death at the fruit of his mother’s labor.