Decor Disputes.

I used to be mistress of my own domain. With a few notable exceptions, the things in my house were placed where I wanted them. Pictures on the right places on the walls. Plants in the right windows for their light requirements. Candles where I wanted them. Books, just so. Curtains on the windows.

These days, I struggle. There is a lack of harmony between Baxter’s vision of our house and my own. Baxter wants to knock things on the floor. Plants, figures, coats, scarves, pillows, and candles. Among other things. My dresser, which I had thought to be a great place for things like my retainer case, earplugs, and hair clips, needs to be absolutely clear of all debris, according to Bax. And all the things on it need to be on the floor. The curtains, which I feel are effective for privacy, he feels belong on the floor. The shoes were in the shoe rack. But now, they’re on the floor, the better for him to climb in the rack. The books in my bookcase, he rearranges. Onto the floor. Perhaps he feels he needs quick access to some Anne McCaffery or some William Gibson? I have explained that he doesn’t have hands and so he can’t turn pages, but he just stares at me and knocks something else onto the floor.

3 Comments to “Decor Disputes.”

  1. By Arwen, March 23, 2006 @ 4:07 pm

    Wee pernicious beasties, gamboling wildly in their fur. Ach.

  2. By Liz, March 24, 2006 @ 12:24 am

    Is that a quotation, or do you just have your Inner Scot on?

  3. By Pomodoro, March 26, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

    I want a kitty

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