When I was growing up,
and when I was a teenager,
and when I was in college,
and when I first got married,
I would dream
It always included a large soaking tub,
a library with a ladder that slid along a rail so you could climb to reach for the book you were looking for,
a gourmet kitchen with a big open area for people to gather,
a dining room with a fireplace,
a basement game room,
a big grassy area
vases filled with
fresh cut flowers
But, if I had my choice of all the things I dreamed about,
I would now say -
no, we don't need a library, a dining room and I don't even really have to have that tub as much as I would love it.
I just want a place for all the coats, and boots, and shoes and ski equipment and baseball equipment, and workout bags, and football gear and a place for the dust and mud to settle before it enters the rest of the house.
I want it to be huge.
I want six lockers just for skis and boots and poles and gear.
I want four more lockers for backpacks and jackets and shoes and caps for the boys.
I want two more for HH for workout gear and bicycle gear.
I want one for my for diaper bags and purses and jackets and hats.
And then I want four more lockers just for all the baseball equipment or whatever sport is going on at that time.
And I want lots of room for all of our shoes.
Oh, and Destructo Dog needs her own locker too for leashes and such.
While I'm at it, I think each person should also have a basket that all the paperwork they bring home should go into for sorting.
It doesn't even have to be this pretty.
Although knowing HH, I am sure what he built would be even better.
I just want it to be big and to get all this gear out of my house!
What kind of room do you dream of?
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