Have you ever taken notice of what you have on your nightstand? I was cleaning up today and realized how much my husband’s nightstand reflects who he is as a person. Then, I took a look at my nightstand and wondered…is this really me? Kind of a funny thing to wonder, but when you think about it, shouldn’t you be surrounded by things that make you happy and tell your story?
My husband’s nightstand
Here is what I found on my husband’s nightstand:
- Assassins Creed Brotherhood game guide – he loves his PS3 and this is the third version of this game that he has played. He reads before going to sleep, and this is just one of the many picks of the moment.
- Coaster – he doesn’t like rings on the table 🙂
- Cornhusker’s solution – he works out with kettlebells. If you have ever worked out with them before, you know that it ca wreak havoc on your palms. He is constantly trying to get rid of the blisters forming on his hands!
- About 15 books – he loves his non-fiction books. He has a really hard time getting into fiction books, which is why “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” has been sitting there collecting dust for a couple of months. However, his personal training books (he got certified recently) and a book called “The Owner’s Manual for the Brain” (huh?) seem to be free of dust and well worn. Not to mention the ear-marked pages of several Game Informer magazines!
- Electronic chess set – this sits on the bottom of shelf of his nightstand (which is actually a bookshelf because he couldn’t fit all of the books he wanted on a regular nightstand). I haven’t seen him play this in awhile, but he wants it close by in case he gets a “hankering” (my word, not his) for the game.
These items give a glimpse into the man I know and love, but does my nightstand do the same?
Under the layer of dust on my nightstand (I hate dusting), I find the following items:
- Remote – I like to fall asleep watching TV. Well, I used to like doing this…when we had cable. We got rid of it some months ago and now only get the digital channels that the tuner in our TV receives.
- A very large alarm clock with CD player called “Dream Machine” – I don’t think I have ever put a CD into this…not even sure if that part works. In the past year, I think I have set the alarm on this about 5 times. My husband gets up before me, and I usually wake up while he is getting ready.
- About 10 paperback books – they are all fiction books, and all but one of them has already been read. Why do I keep them on the nightstand? Good question.
- Tissue box – I can’t remember the last time I needed to blow my nose while I was in bed. But if I need to, it is there…under the dust.
Hmmmm, I think I need to rethink some of the items on my nightstand.
What do you and your husband have on your nightstands? Do these items say anything about you?