Me: [sitting on the couch thinking about shower curtains]
Chris: [sitting on the couch thinking about things that are not shower curtains]
Me: It just occurred to me—I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before!
Me: To find the right shower curtain, we should be doing what the consultants do on Say Yes to the Dress!
Chris: I don’t know what they do.
Me: The very first thing they ask a bride, before discussing necklines, beading or price point, is, “How do you want to look on your wedding day?”
Me: So instead of just trying to find a non-ugly shower curtain we both don’t hate, we need to first ask ourselves, how do we want our bathroom to feel?
Me: I’ll go first. I want our bathroom to feel…rustic. Soft. Dreamy and calm.
Chris: [laughing] That’s not what I want the bathroom to be like!
Me: [trying to keep an open mind] Okay, what do you want the bathroom to be like?
Chris: [thinking about our bathroom, as if for the first time] A bathroom. I want to not be confused about where I am.
Me: [face-palm combined with deep, internal sigh. and maybe an eye roll. and some frustrated screams.]