There is nothing so romantic as purchasing a nice, non-cheap item that you need, like a pair of boots, and your husband saying something like, "Um, can this be your Christmas present?" When asked that particular question, the answer is always NO. I have a new strategy--purchasing what I need to purchase, and then stating firmly, "This is my Christmas gift."
So far this year, I haven't made the purchase. I made a certain purchase at a certain Coach store for my birthday ("This is my birthday present.") and I'm actually thinking that might be good enough. But you never know...
This morning as I was preparing breakfast for Ellie and me, I realized, to my horror, that the dishwasher had stopped working. Honestly, it was more like the @#$%&* dishwasher flat out @#$%&* busted. I even kicked it to make sure it was dead. Dead dead dead.
I guess we're getting a dishwasher for Christmas.
NO, this can't be my Christmas present.