Have you ever seen the show Clean Sweep? If so, you know that at the end of the show, the clients host a garage sale with all their cast-offs. The organizer has the wife select one possession from the husband's keep pile that she would love to get rid of, and vice versa. These become the "bait" for encouraging the couple to compete for the most sales. I always find that aspect of the show both amusing and sad. Sometimes a spouse chooses something that is really sentimental for the other and I feel badly watching it be whisked away!
When my husband and I combined our stuff upon marriage, he made it clear that there were two particular items of mine that he did not like. I've kept them anyway, and actually in fairly prominent places. Until now. Over the weekend, as I was packing, I decided of my own accord to add both of these items to the donate/sell pile. To be honest, it's really less because my husband doesn't like these things, and more because I don't think there will be a conducive place for them in our new home.
So what are these items?
#1 This is a beautiful painted fabric print from Mozambique. I tease Eric that he doesn't like it because it's from a former boyfriend, which is true. But he assures me it's just not his style. I've appreciated its exoticness and the fact that it was brought from such a far corner of the world, but it's not really my style, either, and the colors won't coordinate with our new digs.
#2 Monica gave me this suitcase, which I have referred to as a satchel because I like the sound of that word. It's a fun piece, but once again, I feel the time has come to let someone else enjoy it.
Oh, and by the way, I haven't told Eric yet that I'm getting rid of these things. I think it will be fun that he'll discover it by reading my blog sometime today. And when he does, I hope that he will be grateful for my sacrificial decision. =)
Now it's your turn to share: Is there a particular item of your husband's that are you not fond of? Has he declared his dislike for something of yours?