Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What do you want for Christmas?/Why I Love Mike

Ah, the ever dreaded question that pops up every year. Nothing. I don't want a thing. (Which really means, "I would love for you to really think about it, and find something you think I would enjoy, because I truly believe it is the thought that counts. Seriously, if you found a rock on the beach that reminded you of me for some reason, I want that.)

Anyway, because that never works, this year I came up with something. Since we are going to welcome our little bundle of joy in a little over three months, I thought the Flip video camera would be great. We could shoot videos of the baby, and send them off to distant friends and relatives. But, since Mike is, well, Mike, he asked several sales people their opinions about the camera, and let's just say they were less than helpful when it came to fulfilling my gift list. So, Mike came home and told me that I would not be getting a Flip for Christmas... so what else did I want? I thought about it, and decided I wanted a jewelry box. (This was on my list last year, too, and he did get me a small one with compartments for rings and smaller jewelry, and a larger one that is all open on the inside - no compartments - which he took over when we moved out to remodel our house.) Last night when I got home from my yoga class, Mike announced that not only would I not be getting the Flip, I would also not be getting a jewelry box. He then explained that he hunted for most of the day, and thinks he found the perfect gift for me, and that he thinks he "did really good."

I love him.

1 comment:

Poodle said...

Okay that is awesome. I sent Geoff a list of items (with links) and I am very curious what he'll select. This is the first year I have wanted stuff .. normally I'm like you -- I really don't want anything.