Sunday, November 29, 2009

Presents

Wendell's birthday is coming up. This is a high stress time for me since he buys himself whatever he wants. He goes on particular purchasing sprees in the 3 weeks before Father's Day, his birthday and constantly through the entire month of December.

This insures that whatever I buy him, he will buy for himself just days before I give him the gift, usually leaving me scrambling to return what I bought him and get him something else, which is inevitably crappier than what he just bought himself.

So I've learned to be more upfront with him. And he with me. So the other day he calls me while I'm at Wal-mart shopping for Beck's birthday. He asks me if I can buy something for him, while I'm there. I say sure, but since it's a special-ish item, I'm going to save it for his birthday, only six days away.

Fine he says. I purchase and hide the gift. Guess what I found today. I'm not even kidding. He couldn't wait six days. Sheesh.

6 comments:

queenieweenie said...

sounds like our husbands are cut from the same cloth!

Kari said...

Oh man, at least you try. I ask my husband what he wants, we go get it and it's his, unless it's Christmas. Then he has to wait.

On his birthday I gave him the evening to buy what ever he wanted. We both like this. I'm not especially big on things around the house that serve no purpose. So this makes me very, very happy.

But some people find it very, very strange. (Or at least unromantic.)

Jenna said...

Kari, I think that's brilliant. Seeing as Wendell's B-day is his day off, we will be doing some shopping together. Perhaps we'll make this a tradition.

Shaharac said...

But he likes the gift giving and receiving thing right? Tom is constantly asking me not to get him anything b/c of many, therefore, when I expect a gift for my birthday I have guilt. Oh it doesn't last long, I've learned he can write me a nice card and it does the trick, I just need it in writing that I am his smokin hot wife - ok that was a play on the fb blog, which was very funny to read.

hayngrl101 said...

Haha. About 3 weeks ago, I bought a PS3 console for the hub. He knows we have it and he keeps threatening to get it out and hook it up, but I have insisted he wait until his bday, which is the day after Christmas...

Tigerlily said...

Om my gosh!!! I was reading this and thinking "Someone who knows just what I go through!!!" My husband does the same thing!!!