There has been this ongoing debate between Kyle and myself since the day we became husband and wife. I thought the issue had been put to rest, but Kyle recently resurrected the argument: a TV in the bedroom, or no?
- A bedroom is no place for TV
- A bedroom is for two things (and one of them is not watching TV)
- We already spend a lot of time watching TV, why do we need more?
- For my entire 26 year existence, I have never had a TV in my bedroom and I am not inclined to change that now
- I want our bedroom to be a sanctuary. A restful place away from noise and obnoxiousness.
- The TV in question is a bit of an eyesore and I'd rather have pretty things to adorn our dresser
- I can't sleep with the TV on, so my 10:00 bedtime will be constantly interrupted by ESPN
- Why do we need two TVs anyway? Let's just get rid of the other TV
- We have a DVR to record our favorite shows so really, we don't even need two TVs.
- Because I said so
- Because I said so
- "If a bedroom is for sleeping, then we should get rid of everything in our bedroom except the bed--lights too!"
- He likes to "wind down" to the TV before going to bed
- Apparently it is far too inconvenient to "wind down" to the TV downstairs and then come to bed after said "winding down" period is over
- Watching sports is not "watching TV"
- We have a perfectly good, usable TV sitting in his office that (according to him) never gets used
- The TV in his office never gets used because (according to him) there is nothing comfortable to lie on (like a bed, or couch)
- There is a cable outlet in our bedroom, but not in the office, where the TV currently lives
- There will be times that we both want to watch something different at the same time, so it is important to have two TVs, one of which must be in our bedroom
- "I paid $500 for that TV (10 years ago) and I'm not going to throw it out!"
- We might not always have a DVR to simultaneously record our favorite shows
- He asked me nicely
So tell me, do you think it's a good idea to have a TV in the bedroom?