I've been soliciting a plea for bookshelves for some time now. Husband never seems to agree. Here's how my last attempt went, a few weeks ago:
Me: I have a great idea for celebrating our anniversary!
Husband: Really? What's that?
Me: Go on an exploration together to find bookshelves!
Husband: You mean, spend money.
Me: No. I mean, spend money wisely.
Husband: Don't you think our son needs a dog house?