You've overdone it now

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peterdannock  •  21 Jul 2021

My wife thinks I have gone way over the top. I was showing her my new Cube smart home gadget, and she screwed up her face and said, “you’ve overdone it now”.

Not content with having her say and leaving it at that, she then dragged my two daughters into the study and got me to explain the Cube to them. My wife had no interest in the girls understanding how my Cube worked. Instead, she wanted them to agree that their father was a weird geek.

My daughter’s initial reaction was to side with their mother. However, once I had explained to them how some of my home gadgets worked, they appreciated the set-up. My youngest daughter was even nice enough to say that I should be allowed to do it if it is something I enjoy doing.

I reminded my wife about the button I had set up by her bed, allowing her to turn off the lights without getting out of bed. She might not see the benefit in the Cube, but she begrudgingly agreed that the button by her bedside was useful.

In the end, we all had a good laugh about my home automation obsession, even though they couldn’t quite understand my interest in it.