Right ladies, you’re about to learn why it’s so important for dads, particularly those that stay at home to watch the kids, to have a ‘man-den’. A man den is basically a space where a bloke can be a bloke without having to worry about whether their beer is on a coaster or their feet are on the coffee table. In reality, the woman wears the trousers in any relationship. Every guy knows it no matter how much they deny it.
This is why we need a den. To escape. Not from you, not from the kids, not from family life, but just to be a man. We do have very important things to think about… such as who is most likely to win the league or the best place for a pint.
A man den is absolute must for any dad. Especially stay-at-home dads. After a day of making breakfast for the kids, dropping them at school or nursery, cleaning up after them, preparing the dinner, doing the shopping, collecting them and so on, we just need a comfy space to chill out.
Despite the house also being our home, we rarely have any say in how it looks, what goes where or heaven forbid, how to run it. As guys, even if we do show an interest, we are told we are wrong (although you will steal our ideas and pass them off as your own).
One example of my own – and of many other guys I know – is our comfortable seating arrangements. Whether it’s a recliner, beanbag or corner sofa, women just don’t like our furniture. However, in the man den, we have our own say. We might still call on you to help us design it but in the end it is our space.
So, now you know the ins and outs of why all stay-at-home dads are desperate to dwell in their very own man den, it just needs to be created. The first job is finding the right space; do you have a garage, spare room or basement that can be transformed into a male haven? If so, get started today – it may be the best thing you ever did.
This is a guest post written on behalf of Sainsbury’s. If you are planning a man den for your bloke or you’re a dad trying to convince his other half that this will improve your relationship with the kids, check out the huge range of corner sofas and other cool furniture at Sainsbury’s