On Throwing Out Things Other People Love

Say your son and husband built a dog house. And you love that they do projects together. Yes, you do. And you think it's charming. And you also wish, right about now, that your husband was a real furniture guy so that they could both enjoy the project time together AND you might have a finished product in your yard that wasn't so heavy it required two grown men to move it. And maybe it would be just a touch more, um, finished around the edges, but you like it enough in a kid-built-sort-of-way. And then there's the seemingly inevitable utility issues, namely, that  the dog door is so small the dog cries for help to get back out. But okay. You're hanging with this cause they've painted it to match the house. And you're not a total asshole. And then they move into phase two of construction--the dog porch. The porch, unlike the house, resembles more of a four-legged...
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