Post # 1
I am willing to admit that I am *somewhat* psychotic about the state of my house. I don’t like messes, or clutter–I enjoy keeping things perfectly clean and everything is in it’s place.
Surely then, you can understand why I was so peeved when I come home on Saturday to find that my darling FI and his “man” friends decided to drag a leather recliner into the MIDDLE of the living room. The recliner typically lives in my FI’s office (which works perfectly for us both!). Once the man friends left, I said “ok, ha-ha, lets move that god awful thing back into your office”. To which he said “what?! No way. I’ll use it way more out here in the living room”. Whaaaa?!?
Well, I waited til he fell asleep and I moved the ugly thing back into the office by myself. But alas, I slept in on Sunday and was surprised to find it back in to the living room! Yes, we are in a silent recliner war. Every night, I move the recliner—every morning, it’s back. When does the cycle end?!
What do YOU think of recliners?
Post # 3
HAHAHHAHAHAH ugh, i totally feel you, at least yours is a nice leather one, ours is a cloth, suede, dark turquoise striped one! UGH.
i never even started the battle with him… as the house isn’t at all decorated at this point. so his recliner sits in the corener of our 2 story living room… in the corner sticking out like a sore thumb in between my beige couches.
Post # 4
Haha that is awesome! At least you are getting exercise by moving the dumb thing back and forth!
Post # 5
Oh man, Missjyc, Turquoise…that’s brutal.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Someone has been a bad kitty.
Post # 7
Wow. I hate recliners. I really do. I get that they are comfortable, but I just don’t like the way they look.
My FI has a horrible couch that has a recliner in both ends. Awful. Right now, it is in his house,..I dread the day we sell both our homes, buy a new home together, and find out he wants that thing in our living room.
I feel your pain, but I don’t have a solution for you. I thought the office sounded like a perfect compromise.
Post # 8
Don’t let it end!! For all the ladies out there, you have to win this war for good! And if it takes months, consider it a good workout everyday! And consider yourself lucky that his office is on the same floor than your living room! 😉
Post # 9
Perhaps the threat of another kitty crossbones tattoo on his forehead while he sleeps is enough to keep it out of the living room?? 🙂
Post # 10
that is a tough one! Is there anything you want that he’s not giving in on? Maybe use it as a bargaining chip…he gets the recliner in the living room and you get X that he wouldn’t give in on.
Post # 11
LOL! Poor VM! That stinks when your man thinks something absolutely hideous looks wonderful in the front room! For several months, I had to put up with an ENTIRE wall FULL of HOT WHEELS! That’s right. Imagine a 3 X 3 ft. square of hot wheels (still in packages BTW) thumb-tacked into the wall in the formation of a perfectly hideous blue square. Thank the LORD that he recently took them down to make room for our new tv. I stopped fighting him about it and just “let it go” and it worked itself out LOL.
As for the recliner, does it look like the one in the picture or is it some super-ugly plaid color combo from the 70s or something? The one in the picture doesn’t look TOO bad compared to some I’ve seen. 😉
Post # 12
Recliners don’t really bother me but I don’t like the wood handles on them, they just don’t look good to me, haha.
Good luck! I hope you both come to a compromise! =]
Post # 13
Oh man we have a recliner. It is SO comfortable. We have a nice microfiber one that sits in our living room. It’s so comfy; i don’t know why everyone hates it!
Why don’t you move it next to a couch like ours is? It’s not an eyesore and we both crash in it quite a bit.
Post # 14
You poor thing! Could you possibly get a joint loveseat or something for your living room that you both enjoy equally, and allow the recliner to go back to the office?
Post # 15
Any way you can give him some sort of man-space?? We have a mancave and it is amazing. Anything I hate I deem man-cave worthy and it works just fine.
Post # 16
FI and I went shopping Sunday for new living room furniture and LEFT THE STORE upset with each other because of recliners!!!! I want a big couch and a big, beautiful, comfy chair to go with – he insists on a recliner. He’ll never get out of it. We currently havea sectional with recliners in it and he will sit down ‘just for a minute’ and not get up unti he’s watched an entire move!!! LOL. Recliners just remind me of old men… like my Dad who has claimed it as ‘his chair’