If you are not sure what a “Man Cave” is, let me refer you to urbandictionary.com. Their first definition is:
A room, space, corner or area of a dwelling that is specifically reserved for a male person to be in a solitary condition, away from the rest of the household in order to work, play, involve himself in certain hobbies, activities without interuption. This area is usually decorated by the male that uses it without interferance from any female influence. Tom retreated to the Man Cave to play his online rpg game.“
(For those of you not in the know, rpg stands for “roll playing game” like Dungeons and Dragons)
Their second definition is:
An emotional sanctuary for men when they’re stressed and need “space” or time away from females, responsibilities, etc. Sam went offline and wouldn’t answer calls, retreating to his man cave to think.”
The other 2 definitions are not fit to print on this website.
The idea of a man cave first came to the attention of my husband after reading an article about Man Caves on MSNBC of all places. He’s starting, slowly, to turn our guest bedroom into his man cave. When he first brought up the subject, I vetoed it so strongly that La Jolla Girl says when asked about man cave that, “Man cave is NO NICE!!!” Somehow, the room is still morphing in that direction. Keep in mind, if our house was huge and we had more space than we knew what to do with, a man cave would be no problem.
So, right now he just has a “dork closet” in the guest bedroom full of comics and other garbage. It’s not the greatest photo but I had to run in stealthfully to take it because my daughter is obsessed with the dork closet and we have a hard time keeping her out of it. My husband is funny. He’s a Harvard-educated lawyer that retired early in life.
There is even an official man cave website, mancavesite.org, which is worth checking out for a laugh and possibly some ideas.
Does your husband have a man cave? If he doesn’t, would you allow it?