I think most of you are aware of my "What if we..." disease, but just in case you're new or you've forgotten, it goes something like this.
"I have an idea."
"What if we insert-thing-that-makes-my-husband-want-to-puncture-his-own-eyeballs-to-avoid-doing?"
Sometimes it's "paint the living room and dining room" (done). Sometimes it's "tear out these gross tiles and replace them with glorious vaulted ceilings in the main areas of the house" (not done. YET.).
This spring it's "get our poor, deprived children a dang play set for outside so that in the summer when I'm just too postpartum to take them anywhere interesting, at least they won't be wandering in circles around our house, barefoot in threadbare clothing, dirt streaked across their cheeks, praying for something, anything to ease their suffering."*
If we put our able-bodied children to work, SURELY we can clear out that space right there and jam in a swing set with a slide and one of those little roofy cover thingies and possibly a sand box. I mean surely.
I even went out and had a famous artist draw up a little sketch of how fabulous it could look and WOW, if this doesn't convince the man to spend $500 right before a new baby is born, I don't know what will.