I unknowingly made that mistake last night at Target.
I was there getting a few things & as I always do, I went to see if there were any sheets on sale. Instead of sheets, I found a huge display of pillows for $4.99. I'm ashamed to admit that the pillows we've been sleeping on are at least 8 or 9 years old! So, I decided to buy us each one. However, I would later learn that I should have consulted Matt first before purchasing what I thought was just an innocent pillow.
I brought the pillows home & put them on the counter so that I could bring the rest of the groceries in the house. Matt came in the kitchen & saw the pillows. That's when the following conversation took place.
Matt: "What is this?"
Me: "I bought us new pillows because the one we're using now are old."
Matt: "You mean, you want me to sleep on this?"
Me: "That would be a good observation."
Matt: "If you're going to make a change like this, you should consult me first."
Me: "Um, OK, it's just a pillow."
OK, here is where I should explain that this boy isn't much for change. It took him a week to readjust when he came home one day to find that his old alarm clock had been "replaced". Again, it was a trip to Target, where I found these really cool alarm clocks & bought us each one, not even thinking that asking him to part with his old one would be just devastating.
Matt: "Well, I can't sleep on this pillow tonight. You have to give me time get used to it."
Me: (jokingly) "OK, that's fine. Just put it by the bed & every once in a while, go talk to it, get to know it better."
What he means by saying he can't sleep on it right now is because it's not flat. He likes to sleep on very flat pillows, like paper thin almost. I tried to pick out the flattest pillow I could find, but I guess it wasn't up to his standards....because this is how I found the pillow later.
Yes, he put books & magazines on top of it to flatten it out.
Then, I found him "testing it out" a little later. I don't know if you can see it, but he's giving me the "sad face".
So, then, I did the only thing a loving wife would do & made him pose with the new pillow.
In this picture, Maisy is barking. Matt says it's because she doesn't like the new pillow either!
After that, the pillow went back on the floor with the books & magazines on top of it. And, for now, the "pillow saga" continues.
I swear, if I didn't love the boy so much, he'd drive me absolutely insane.