Monday, November 2, 2009

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I am sitting at my desk, listening to Christmas music without an ounce of guilt and counting the minutes until I can go home and sift through Christmas decorations. I LOVE this time of year. I realize I have bypassed Thanksgiving already, but that doesn't bother me it is more of a dry run for the "real" holiday. Call me a Thanksgiving Scrooge, I don't care. Nothing can bring me's the holiday season!

I take that back. Something can bring me down.

My husband has apparently found the perfect Christmas gift for me.

Good news, you say? You don't know me. Or my husband.

1) I love to be surprised. But I can't stand the suspense. We are talking 8 weeks of suspense, people.

2) We have a fun/competitive nature to our relationship. This means I have eight weeks of suspense accompanied with taunts. Here are some excerpts from the emails I have received today alone:

"I'm playing with your Christmas gift right now. It's sooooo good!! You are going to owe me a PS3 when I'm done."

"Once I give it to you, everyone you know will want one. Everyone that finds out you got it will ask where you got it & how they can get it themselves. It's that good. "

"I'm starting to like it so much, I might just keep it for myself. I can hardly work b/c it's keeping me busy. "

How am I supposed to deal with that for 8 more weeks?

3) Now the pressure is on to find the "perfect" gift for him. Which isn't easy to do when it comes to my Mister. Especially when we try really hard not to spend a lot of money at Christmas. He hints at a PS3, but the truth of the matter is - he would flip if I actually spent that much money on him.

4) He is really good at getting me presents. He sucks. I always end up being outdone. And I do NOT like to be outdone in the gift giving department. I rationalize that I am just easier to buy for (which I am), but that doesn't seem to soothe my competitive nature.

I need your help. ANY SUGGESTIONS??? What is the perfect gift for a 36 year old kid?


Anonymous said...

I believe you answered that already. 36 Year old "kids" need a PLAYSTATION 3.

The Penter Family said...

Hmmmm. I wonder what it is? A brother cat for Marley, maybe? It makes perfect sense that he would take a cat to work with him and play with it!

I will not leave a mean comment about you getting so excited about Christmas too early... becasue you already know what I think. Let me know if you want me to give you a ride to therapy.

McKinney Madness said...

That's a tough one.. how about a tie rack or an ant farm? ha! I'm really bad at trying to out-do Trey, too. I'll have to brainstorm...

{Amanda} said...

way to go BEN! sounds like his taunting is really getting to you =) although I do have to agree with "Anon" sounds like a PS3 is in order for him...although that's totally predictable.