Friday, April 29, 2011

For the Love of All Things Bright and Shiny

You all know that I adore my husband.

He is perfect for me and for the most part his foibles and idiosyncrasies don't really bother me..

But lately, the man has completely missed the mark when it comes to gift giving.

And please don't get me wrong, I'm not really that materialistic.. I'm fine with something little that means alot, a box of my favorite cookies, a gift certificate for a mani/pedi.. a new battery for the watch that I never wear because it needs a new battery.....

And in his defense, he's a procrastinator all the time, so I'm not really sure why I would expect his gift giving to be any different, except for exhibit A:

This is my Christmas present from 2008. Bean had just gotten out of the hospital and I got it before Christmas. It all stemmed from an off-handed email that I sent him in August 2008 with a link to this website saying "how cool is this?!?!". That's all, nothing more. I wasn't even angling for one, or at least not really.

In 2009 Bean didn't have a job, so he was excused from all gift giving.

In 2010 I can't really remember what he got me other than a digital picture frame (maybe that was Christmas 2009??) that I like, but have nowhere to put..

Then we get to this year..

Christmas, he forgot to order something..

Anniversary, he made me a paper rose (I like the traditional gifts), but it was late, by about 2 months I think..

Valentine's Day, he got me a bracelet and earrings to match my "J" necklace, but those were late too..

And now we're coming to Mother's Day.

For the love of all things bright and shiny, can I get some fucking flowers ON THE DAY??

Obviously I'd like something actually bright and shiny, but flowers will work. Tulips maybe.. In a couple of bright, happy colors.. Maybe a card??

He's got a pass for my birthday, because I already bought my laptop for myself, so really this is the last chance for these twelve months for him to get it right..

And please, if you like Bean at all and want his continued company on this planet, next year around Thanksgiving could someone PLEASE remind him that there are some VERY nice purses that come in cotton.

1 comment:

bluzdude said...

For me, the biggest problem with gift giving is figuring out what to give. If you're giving him tangible ideas, he should be able to follow through.