Mother's Day is fast approaching. Have you dropped your subtle and not so subtle hints? I went to the store the other day and picked up a skirt and a pair of jeans and told my husband it was some of my early Mother's day presents. He asked if Mother's Day was soon?
I'm not a great gift receiver. Or giver for that matter. My husband and I forgo gifts often for each other and blame it on our financial situation. My husband loves surprises and I hate them. My preferred present is cash with the freedom to shop without children or guilt over my purchases. I really think this is a win/win sitch. My husband chooses the amount to give and I get whatever I want. Who wouldn't want that?
Apparently anyone with an ounce of romance, which excludes me. Are you one of those girls who want to be surprised? Why, I ask? Does he know you so well he always gets it right? Cause I gotta tell you, I don't know myself that well.
I used to just ask for gift certificates so I could pick out what I wanted. But that just put pressure on me to buy something at that particular store. I'd go to the store and end up looking at things for the house, but then I'd think, wait a minute..........am I the house? Of course I'd find tons of things for the kids, but hey this wasn't about them either! So I'd steer myself back to the department just for me, but I just couldn't make a decision. My AWESOME talent of being able to justify almost anything was working against me! Maybe its a fear of commitment? Nah, I have four kids and have been married for over 12 years so that can't be it.
My phone just rang and my husband called from work saying not to open any emails from any shopping online he may have done. Hunh? He said maybe he may have done some shopping on ebay and may have asked a question and he doesn't know which email account the response will be sent to so maybe it would be sent to me and I was not to open it just forward it to him at work.
So after this I told him I wanted to talk to him about something. Doesn't everyone just love to hear those words? I also asked if I was on speakerphone (nope ~ but I always have to check cause he loves to mulitask while on the phone and he shares his office with his assistant). I took a deep breath and blurted out that I didn't understand why I was doing this so I didn't expect him to understand but I wanted to start a blog 'cause I've been reading some for a few months and it's free and I'm not sure why I want to or what I will get out of it but I promise to keep his name out of it (for now) and I'm not asking for permission, just informing him of my personal decision. WHEW! Silence on the other end, then of course he had to say, "Why?" Uh, I don't know, didn't you hear my rambling statement??
Moral to this post: I should have told him about this last night when I wanted to (but chickened out and thought if I slept on it the perfect rationale would come to me in my dreams) and he could have read this post and saved all the effort he is going to for Mother's Day to prove he knows me :)