#SoCS May 9/2020 – Cave

Linda’s SoCS prompt this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cave.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Enjoy!

When the word cave in mentioned, the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘Man-cave‘. And then swiftly after, the thought, why not ‘Wo-man-cave‘?

Why was it assumed that only men needed that cave, that place to retire to, away from the family, to aa cocoon of peace, when, more often than not, he’d been at work all day, while the woman of the house cooked, cleaned and was the one who took most of the burden of childcare on her shoulders?

Surely, it would have made more sense for him to take over the demands of the kids, so she could disappear to a space made just for her, filled with whatever she needed, to relax, be it a reading room, crafting room, or a room with a hot tub and gin serving bar!

One of my colleagues has just created her own, after her growm children finally moved out. She’s a crafter and it is a full-on craft cave, with shelves and little drawers filled with her tools, materials, and fastenings, wools and threads, and all manner of bits and pieces than come in rather handy for us at school.

I’d love a wo-man-cave.

It would be many things: my reading nook, filled with book shelves, and a comfy place to sit and read, by a large window; my writing space, with a large desk, and all the tools I needed to have near me, to hand; a small corner of the room would be devoted to my crafting materials too.

A discreet sound system would allow me to stream gentle music if I wanted, and there may just be a shelf with a kettle and my favourite teabags. Of course I would need milk too, so a little fridge, just big enough for a small carton of milk, and maybe some cans of premixed pink gin drink…

I have been drooling over images of different ones on Google… Apparently they are known sa She-Sheds!

We are looking at moving to our forever home… If I start the pressure now, maybe Hubby Dearest will cave, and instead of a games room, my wo-man-cave will become a reality, instead…

Okay, can you all just leave me to dream now?

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OIKOS™-Publishing
    May 10, 2020 @ 17:44:28

    A great one, Sis! This could be the beginning of a very useful linguistic discussion. Why is the word describing the better part of men written this way? Michael

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  2. Jennie
    May 10, 2020 @ 02:44:31

    Keep dreaming of that she-shed, Ritu. Dreams can come true, and yours sounds awesome. 🙂

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  3. syl65
    May 09, 2020 @ 20:17:45

    Equal caves for all, Sister 😄 💜

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  4. lssattitudeofgratitude
    May 09, 2020 @ 18:46:05

    I had a sunroom built off my master bedroom. The mistake I made was not getting the one with thicker walls. I can use it two seasons with ease and in winter with a heater.
    It is a great 12 by 12 foot room with all mu scrapbooking supplies and cardmaking supplies. I purchased wall to wall shelving from IKEA and it is my sanctuary. I hope you get your she shed.

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  5. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    May 09, 2020 @ 16:54:17

    Sounds like a dream worth pursuing, for sure!

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  6. John Holton
    May 09, 2020 @ 15:52:41

    I think the equivalent of the man cave is a she-shed.

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  7. bookstopen
    May 09, 2020 @ 15:43:18

    We can only dream – no room here for a woman cave, but in some ways, I don’t want there to be room 🙂

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  8. John W. Howell
    May 09, 2020 @ 14:45:11

    I think you have the power to get your way, Ritu. I hope you enjoy your She-shed.

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  9. robbiesinspiration
    May 09, 2020 @ 13:59:11

    A super post, Ritu. A wo-man cave is a good idea.

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  10. potatosandwich
    May 09, 2020 @ 10:37:53

    I hear ya! But Man Cave sounds so much better and more resourceful 😆

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  11. petespringerauthor
    May 09, 2020 @ 07:02:17

    This is a real thing, Ritu. There were some commercials that ran in America about a “she shed,” and the idea has taken off. Here’s a clip: https://www.wsj.com/video/he-shed-the-answer-to-the-man-cave/819BD888-C739-4E5C-AAE6-7D8274E91341.html

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  12. willowdot21
    May 09, 2020 @ 06:22:21

    Yup Sis, three of them , one of you ….😀 Dream on 💜💜💜💜

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  13. scr4pl80
    May 09, 2020 @ 05:05:20

    I got lucky and have a “cave” in my backyard. I call it the studio – LOL.

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