Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holiday Shopping: Really?

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving! The holidays are fast approaching and I am no where near ready. I'm not looking forward to the last minute scramble for the perfect gift for my husband. Now, before you jump to conclusion, I want to say that I definitely spend a lot of time thinking about what to get him each year. The problem is that I don't know what to get the man who doesn't need or want for anything.

Every year I play detective, listening for hidden clues on his idea of the perfect gift. One year, I really thought I had it. He hinted that he wanted a PlayStation 3 (yes, my husband) so I had "Operation: PS3" all planned out. Well, a month or so before the holidays he starts going on about buying it for himself that coming weekend. In a panic, I brushed him off and promptly went to the store to get the PS3. I was on a mission to give him  that thing as a gift no matter how much he tried to get in my way. So I came home on a random afternoon with the PS3 in tow.

He was thrilled, but I was upset. Confused, I explained I had planned on giving it to him as a gift for the holidays. He asked, "Why didn't you?" I could have thrown something. Really? Why didn't I?

After thoroughly going off about my holiday shopping frustrations and his impatience (he's really not, I was just, we came to some conclusions:

No shopping for gift worthy items two months prior to the holidays. Be confident that you gave enough clues. In the end, it's not about the gifts, so relax.

1 comment:

  1. Ain't that the truth! I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving either. Here we go... here come the holidays!

    I'm so glad that I got to eMeet you via the SITS girls website. And, the way the world works -- the way the Internet works, who knows... I might have met you online somehow anyway. That doesn't really matter. I'm just glad I did!

    Life is crazy. I'm busy. You're busy. The whole world is busy! And that's a real hoot, because we make plans and God laughs!

    I said that to say this; if I don't get back over here (because of the upcoming holiday season) - I'll hold a good thought for you. Promise. And, I'll include you in my prayers.

    Keep being YOU! And keep being encouraged and thankful... I will too.

    Blessings to you and your family...
    PS Not sure if you have time. But I have an interesting, different kind of "Linky" going on that I thought you might want to know about, on Cater-Hater


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