What are your best and worst spouse presents?

I thought it would be fun today to talk about the best and worst presents your spouse ever gave you or you gave your spouse.

Michael usually does well choosing me presents. I especially like it when he buys me books to read.

However there was one Christmas a few years back where he waited until the day before Christmas to buy me any presents. We went to Northlake with the kids to see Santa and he went off with the kids to pick me out a couple of things. He was panicked at that point and was just grabbing stuff. I ended up with a very ugly track suit and some Snoopy pajamas. It was an odd combination. He added insult to injury by running to Wal-Mart that night for stocking stuffers, and I just remember them being even worse – a pedometer that didn’t actually work I recall.

He left it to the last minute and there wasn’t much thought and that’s why the gifts were bad.

I’m sure I’ve given him some stinkers through the years too.  One year I got him two (not just one) “Simpsons” trivia games. He loves the “Simpsons” but I don’t think he ever opened them.

On the good side last year I did a very good job picking out two dress jackets and dress pants. I found a really smart employee at Macy’s who helped me and I got all of it very marked down. He really liked all of that stuff.

Last year he picked me out a new computer for work. The one I had been using was about 9 years old and actually shut down several times a day. It was sooo slow. The new computer has been wonderful and definitely made my life easier.

What are the worst presents  your spouse has ever given you and what are the worst presents you have bought for your spouse?

What are the best?

57 comments Add your comment

Michelle

December 22nd, 2009
10:41 am

Well, let’s see…LOL! I remember one year my husband was SO excited about my gift. He kept talking for a couple of months about how cool my gift was. I was pretty irritated at him during this time and I finally said, “I really don’t care what you got me as long as it isn’t a living thing or something else that I have to be responsible for!” He was totally deflated…he said it was too late now.

As it turns out, it was a miniature pinscher puppy. Once I saw him, he was so tiny and pathetic! He still had the sticks in his ears from getting his ears cropped (I would not have chosen that, but it was not up to me.) He only weighed around 1 pound. He was shaking and shivering with fear and excitement! I think he spent the first year of his life either tucked in the sleeve of my jacket or under a sweatshirt!

That was 9 years ago! He has definitley been my favorite gift! He sleeps with me every night and fights my son for lap time! :o)

I’m with Theresa about the book thing! I LOVE getting books to read! You can never go wrong there!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

December 22nd, 2009
10:47 am

But they are hard to pick ones that the person will really enjoy — you have to know them very well to choose literature for them!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

December 22nd, 2009
10:54 am

Not this story — Mother calls the cops on her son because he refused to top playing video games — cops came to talk him down —

http://www.ajc.com/business/boston-mom-calls-911-251983.html

Michelle

December 22nd, 2009
11:09 am

What a waste of police time! Clearly, the mother lost control long before the video game came along. That is too bad! We are seeing a lot more of that these days.

motherjanegoose

December 22nd, 2009
11:11 am

Oh wow…the time I saw a small package under the tree and my husband told me it would be something I would really like. I was envisioning something sparkly. I got a small red swiss army knife.

I got my husband a UGA hoodie last year for Christmas and just saw ( last week) that he has never worn it. Still with the tags on it. I got him a foot massage spa once and who knows where that is!

He got me 2 Christmas sweaters on sale at Belk’s last week, for our anniversary. Not what you would expect but I was thrilled as they were adorable and I have enjoyed wearing them!

This year, we are not trading presents as we have too much stuff and I do not want to fret over what to get nor what I receive.

Jane

December 22nd, 2009
11:20 am

Theresa – you took the kids to see Santa on Christmas Eve, and you want to talk about your husband procrastinating?

Lori

December 22nd, 2009
11:21 am

My husband always comes up with good stuff, be it jewelry, a laptop computer, etc. But it’s really irritating because he always wants some techno-gadget or another that I really have no idea about, so he ends up buying his own “gift” then tells me not to spend much money on him. So I end up with some grand gift under the tree, and he ends up with something small. He did it again this year. Bought himself the new Droid phone (which he can’t put down) and he’s getting a lovely sweatshirt from me!!! I’ll bet my gift will be awesome, as usual, and I’ll feel bad that I didn’t get to get him anything great.

b

December 22nd, 2009
11:43 am

We don’t give each other gifts. We have what we need, there are others who need our help more, and why should we just get more “stuff”. Usually we go out during the holidays for a really nice dinner, just the two of us and enjoy the time together.

Ellen

December 22nd, 2009
11:46 am

I volunteer much of my time with Southeastern Guide Dogs. This year I had printed Christmas cards (with the puppy that I am raising to be a guide dog on the front)Inside it says that a donation has been made in your name to SEGD. It goes on to explain a bit about our mission and how guide dogs help give back independence and dignity. The way it works is for a donation of $10 or more, you buy the card and give it to your loved one or someone that you don’t really know what to purchase as a gift. It’s a gift that gives to the community. At this stage in my life, and I am not wealthy, but if I want something, I buy it. To honor someone with a gift from the heart is what Christmas is all about.

motherjanegoose

December 22nd, 2009
11:53 am

@ Ellen, nice!

@b…there does come a point when stuff is stuff, I agree!

We talked about this a few weeks ago but I wanted to let folks know that you can still go to Samaritan’s Purse and purchase things that will help underprivileged families online.
Simple things such as bees and baby chicks will give them a future food or revenue source and it is not expensive.

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

December 22nd, 2009
12:05 pm

Jane — we did it for a few years because that’s when Michael was off and could go with us — He won’t wait in weekend lines and I wanted him to do it with us — not me standing in line with kids. We are going today to see Santa because Michael is off and the lines won’t be bad.

Michelle

December 22nd, 2009
1:34 pm

Totally off topic here…but…isn’t today ABSOLUTELY beautiful?! I went out at lunch and had a really, really hard time coming back to work! I am LOVING this weather! :o)

Wayne

December 22nd, 2009
1:45 pm

I guess it’s all relative about the weather! It’s freezing cold, and windy, and I’m not so much liking it right now. Good thing though – the sun is out…

motherjanegoose

December 22nd, 2009
1:48 pm

@ michelle….oh yeah, I am thinking of my sister who is in Hawaii. They live in Wisconsin and my brother in law was rubbing it in that they were going to have wonderful weather. I laughed and said that they WILL have to return to below zero while we will have our wonderful Georgia weather all winter. Off to the grocery store to get food and tomorrow we will clean then cook on Thursday!

motherjanegoose

December 22nd, 2009
1:49 pm

@ Wayne, I was JUST thinking of you as I posted….c’mon down! It is in the mid 50’s with sun here and mid 30’s at night!

FCM

December 22nd, 2009
2:12 pm

Theresa why bother answering Jane….I went through the last 3 blogs and her comments are condesending and rude. She has not contributed a single thoughtful comment. She has a right to her opionion her snippy blogitude. However it is not going to dampen my Christmas cheer.

Wayne

December 22nd, 2009
2:13 pm

LOL… Thanks for thinking of me! As long as I don’t feel like I’m in a cave, I’m good. Cold, but good. That’s nice weather you’ve got there and I wouldn’t mind visiting that’s fer shure. One of these days I have to get down there; see my aunt and uncle.

mom2alex&max

December 22nd, 2009
2:30 pm

And here I thought it was a one time thing. Jane you sure are a bitter and sad woman.

Really

December 22nd, 2009
2:33 pm

My husband never gets the item that I want but something similar. A few years ago I was obsessed with a set of Crate & Barrel dishes, everytime we went to the mall I would go in the store to look at them and point them out. So on Christmas day I was super excited to see a huge box for me. When I opened it there was a set of Crate & Barrel dishes but not the ones I wanted…he said ‘I thought you’d like these better than the ones you showed me’…sigh…

Jane

December 22nd, 2009
2:51 pm

FCM and mom2alex&max – you two ladies have serious issues. You think I’m a “bitter and sad woman” because of my posts in the past 3 blogs? And think I’m condesending and rude? Seriously, get over yourselves. You’re not the only ones entitled to blog.

Let’s go over all of my nasty comments on the last 3 blogs:

Disney:
(1) I threw it back at Kally for her egotistical comments – AS DID YOU FCM.
(2) I informed cmahdi@hotmail.com that Disney movies are not just aimed at kids (as was discussed previously in the blog).
Toy for Tots:
(1) I commented to you and Alecia about how do you know what Santa’s bringing. Obviously that was a joke implying that Santa’s real and you wouldn’t know what he’s doing.
Presents:
(1) I told Theresa that taking the kids to see Santa on Christmas Eve is procrastination. You don’t think it is?

Seriously, I never said anything nasty or rude. Your condemnation of my comments is a true “snippy blogitude”, to use your words. You’ve been much nasty and insulting than I have. Your 2:26 comment on the Disney blog and your 7:38 comment on the Toys for Tots blog were much more insulting.

Seriously, if you want to throw bricks, get out of the glass house.

(sorry to the other posters, I just can’t stand holier-than-thou folks who don’t like other’s comments.)

Hi there

December 22nd, 2009
2:51 pm

Let’s see, we generally try to get things we need at Christmas rather than things we want like pots and pans was our big gift last year and this year I have asked for nothing. Well, I did say if he really wanted to give me something, that I needed a new pair of running shoes. :-) This year it’s a gag gift from me and the little one got her Daddy something nice and I’m going to get a few more things just to fill in the space today and tomorrow. Not much, but just little things. One year he bought us these huge stockings that I could literally fit into and stuffed it full of stuff from the dollar store, but tucked inside was a new ipod and diamond earrings. Not all bad, but I did feel badly that I only made him a blanket to snuggle with, which he uses everyday, so I feel it was a great gift after all.

We are more into the kids of the season and making sure they have a good time with things, but it’s always nice to see something under the tree for each other.

By the way, I took our little one to see Santa on Sunday and am going to send the pictures out in thank you cards for all the gifts. I think as long as the kids go, who cares when it is. I know most kids don’t.

Yeah, really...

December 22nd, 2009
2:52 pm

…I feel your pain. My wife ALWAYS gets the knock-off version of whatever it is I point out I would like! I guess our spouses really believe that it is the “thought that counts”. And, I feel so bad for being so narcissistic!

Hey, Jane...

December 22nd, 2009
2:54 pm

…how do you REALLY feel? But I like it – you are not PLAIN!

I always thought...

December 22nd, 2009
2:56 pm

…Santa left the malls/stores on the 23rd since he had other things to occupy him on Christmas Eve…..

LM

December 22nd, 2009
3:16 pm

Oh Man have I received lots of odd gifts. I don’t drink coffee, but my first husband got me a coffee mug. huh???

Many years ago, while my current husband and I were dating, he gave me a hammer, and a tool belt I could share with his father. lol He is not good with gifts, his idea of wrapping is to hand it to you in the shopping bag it came in. But over the years he has gotten better. The past couple of years he has been wonderful. I may have mentioned a few months earlier something I would like and he remembered.

Just before Thanksgiving I cut him off from shopping for himself. He is the type that if he wants something he buys it right then and there. Now I make him give me a list and he is not allowed to make any personal purchases without my approval. This year it was different, since he is deployed, but in September he emailed me a list of things he wanted. I can’t say I have gotten him “bad” gifts, there are a few things he didn’t think he would use, but for the most part I can’t go wrong since he gives me a list.

Mattie

December 22nd, 2009
3:22 pm

Worst give from husband was the automatic jar opener, which is still in the box somewhere. Best gift was last year’s Tiffany key ring which held the key to a new car in the driveway, complete with big red bow. I have never been able to come up with anything beyond clothes, wallets, DVD’s etc. Every single year he tells me not to get him anything. This year we have scaled down, I hope!

Mattie

December 22nd, 2009
3:22 pm

Of course, that should have read, worst ” gift”

From an automatic jar opener...

December 22nd, 2009
3:36 pm

…to a new car – somebody must have been very, very good….a December to remember!

oneofeach4me

December 22nd, 2009
3:47 pm

We have always gotten each other pretty good gifts. We know each other very well and tend to get gifts for the other person that they want but wouldn’t dare buy for themselves. Like last year I got him an entire new stero system in his car (it was done and he didnt realise it, until I turned on the amp). And he bought me my first DSLR camera for xmas 2 years ago and bought me another lens last year. The person who give me the worst gifts would have to be my grandmother on my mom’s side…. uuuuggghhh.

Becky

December 22nd, 2009
3:53 pm

Guess the worst gift that my husband bought me was a pig with a plastic watch around it..He never really buys me jsut what I want, but that’s ok..

We actually don’t buy each other gifts anymore..As others said, we both have pretty much all that we want or need..We buy mostly for our grandkids..

@Jane, what does it matter that Theresa took the kids on Christmas Eve for pictures? He’s at the mall then..

@Mattie, a new car is great, especially if there are no payments that go along with it…

@Wayne, come on down and visit with us..That would be a real hoot to have you come down and all of us meet for lunch..

Really

December 22nd, 2009
3:57 pm

Wayne…where do you live? I’m in MD and it is freezing…thou you may have it much worse!

New Stepmom

December 22nd, 2009
4:26 pm

The hubs and I do fun gifts for Christmas and Birthdays. I have to say that at times he is not the best listener in the world but he always asks for a list from me and always listens and that makes his “high level” thinking around the house worth it the rest of the year;o)! This year I am saving for a piece of furniture, so I know he is doing more stocking stuffer type things and will contribute to the furniture cause which I love! Last year he got me a really nice handbag that was expensive, that I would never buy for myself! I am got him a really nice sport coat and pants that he has been eyeing and a movie that we saw together that we loved! I am a little concerned about the movie because he has wrapped a gift for me that looks suspiciously like a DVD, so I hope we did not get each other the same movie!

We went to Costco yesterday and due to my limited activity regime during this pregnancy, I sat in at the food tables while the hubs shopped. This darling couple came up and asked to share my table since it was so crowded. We got to talking and they were 88 years old and had been married for 64 years. They were adorable and did not look like they were a day over 70. I asked them the secret to a good marriage and they said to laugh a lot. She said it was simple advice, but if you could laugh everyday you would be happy. I know that is terribly off topic, but I feel like they were our Christmas angels this year and I just had to share!

Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

December 22nd, 2009
4:31 pm

Hey — If you’re on Facebook you can now become a fan of MOMania — My boss made us a Fan page — search for ajc momania — I need to get the admin ability so I can communicate with folks — right now my boss has that –

BlondeHoney

December 22nd, 2009
4:34 pm

I never got a “worst” present from my ex because he never GOT me any presents to begin with; not for Christmas, my birthday, or for Mother’s Day. For Mother’s Day, it was “well, you’re not my mother; when the kids gorw up THEY will get you mother’s day presents”. Now you know why he’s the EX-husband.

Wayne

December 22nd, 2009
4:36 pm

@Really: I’m in western MA. Yeah, it’s cold. I think it was 19 without the windchill this morning. With the windchill, I’ve no idea other than it’s frig… errr… cold!

YUKI

December 22nd, 2009
4:41 pm

WOW some people are defensive, huh???
Anyway, I mostly pick out my presents, my poor hubs really doesn’t do very well and I’d rather just get what I want. I do enjoy a surprise every now and then though.
Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!!

FCM

December 22nd, 2009
5:00 pm

Jane – I never once said you were bitter or sad….In fact I defended your right to a blogitude. I called you snippy and rude.

FCM

December 22nd, 2009
5:08 pm

Jane — My comments on the Tots blog were aimed at a particular poster and they were well deserved.

If I have you confused with someone else then I apologize. I agree with you that last minute Santa is procrastination but I don’t think Theresa should defend herself. If she and Michael both wanted to be at Santa then they needed to coordinate that. With the internet etc Michael could have shopped long before Christmas Eve.

SIDE NOTE: On the other hand my father loves to shop Christmas Eve and he gives some of the best presents under the tree.

I did take your comment about Santa in the spirit it was intended and gave you the answer I gave my kids. Obviously our Elf on the Shelf conveys the message to Santa.

I am not sure that I agree I was tossing anything back to Kally on Disney blog.

If you go back far enough in the blogs you will find I said I was opinionated and not afraid to speak my mind. I never said I didn’t have a blogitude (or that I am above being rude). You know the adage: takes one to know one

FCM

December 22nd, 2009
5:15 pm

apologize for the triple post: I went back and read the Disney part with Kally. If pointing out faults in her logic is throwing it back at her than I guess I am guilty. I just don’t want Kally to lump ethnic groups as white in race arguement when they are not white. That belittle’s the arguement. If for some reason people thought WED had something to do with the current movie, again that logic is faulty.

I will totally defend the backlash to the poster on Tots. She started a fight with conjecture and no logic at all.

Facts in these cases need to be presented lest readers who are not versed on the various points can be educated.

I will say that all of the comments, yours and mine do lend to a blogitude. I will also apologize since re-reading your points, I agree with you that calling you rude appears to be in error.

As to high and mighty well it has been awhile since I was called a snob. I was humbled many years ago and I pray that I have not forgotten that lesson as I do not care to learn it again. (I was called shallow though today since I said I have only ever dated well built men– but that may be another topic).

motherjanegoose

December 22nd, 2009
6:35 pm

Wow…now, this is a Christmas gift to remember…a battle is brewing and I am not being attacked…haha…just kidding.

I remembered something I read in the Gwinnett Post a while back and laughed. It was about worst Christmas gifts. A lady about my age mentioned that her Dad always gave her Mom the money to shop and then one year he said, :” I would like to shop for the kids…”
The Mom said, “help yourself!” The writer ( then teen aged) got three cans of AQUA NET hairspray taped together with duct tape ( from Dad) ….oh WOW!

FCM

December 22nd, 2009
6:54 pm

MJG if your feeling left out I can toss you in the mix for fun! LOL

iRun

December 22nd, 2009
8:28 pm

@Mattie – not to sound like a total @sshat, though I will totally sound like an @sshat, but I told my husband that if he EVER gave me a car with a big red bow on it I would burn that !@#$% bow and put the ashes in the !@#$% tank of the !@#$% car it was stuck on.

LOL! It’s just because I hate those car commercials. But not nearly as much as I hate Jared commercials. If he EVER bought me jewelry from Jared I think I’d beat him with it. ;)

To the question at hand…we don’t buy each other gifts anymore. We got married barely knowing each other when we were really young so the first few years our attempts to give each other gifts were really a waste of the little money we had. It’s been 12 years and we know each other a lot better and have a lot more money but we’re in the habit of just buying ourselves a present and telling the other. So, this year I got a Kindle 2 and he got an iPod Touch.

We have a lot more fun doing the whole surprise gift thing with our son.

Michele B.

December 22nd, 2009
9:00 pm

My worst gift didn’t come directly from my hubby, but he had a hand in it. He convinced good friends of ours that what I REALLY wanted was a leaf blower. Now I can promise you that I have NEVER wanted a leaf blower or any other yard maintenance item, yet these friends were SO excited to give me my gift, which they were sure I would be ecstatic about, that I had to quickly assemble my super-game face and act absolutely thrilled. I’ll give you one guess as to who was actually thrilled with that gift! Gee thanks, hon!

Wounded Warrior

December 22nd, 2009
9:18 pm

My husband bought me some cleaning bathroom tools when I was prego…to make my job easier when I was expecting. He was my ex-husband the next christmas.

Tiffany

December 22nd, 2009
10:17 pm

@ iRun-I like the Jared commercials…To Jane, you are absolutely right about the Christmas Eve visit to Santa. That would be major stress to me. What if the kids were to ask him for some last minute thing that you didn’t even know of? Wouldn’t the parents have done all of the shopping by then for the children…then the kids think Santa TOTALLY got it wrong when they see their gifts on Christmas. I couldn’t deal with that. I do however, understand Theresa’s sentiment wanting Dad to come along to enjoy the visit. We have to do what works for our own families. On topic…I would have to say the best Christmas present I remember my husband giving me was the beautiful baby stroller he got me the year I was pregnant with my first child. Best wishes to all of you for a joyous Christmas!

iRun

December 22nd, 2009
10:46 pm

I like the Tide Pen Commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BeaRR9DmNU

That’s a proper commercial.

Jane

December 23rd, 2009
7:32 am

Thank you FCM. I had addressed my message to yourself and mom2alex&max. She was the one who called me “a bitter and sad woman.” I realize that was not you.

Also, I wouldn’t EVER want a new car with a bow for Christmas. If I need a car (and we’ve discussed our finances), then I’d like to pick it out. Great thought – but just tell me that you agreed I need a new car and we’re going to pick one out next week.

oneofeach4me

December 23rd, 2009
8:21 am

lol @Michelle B.. sounds like something my hubby would do. Needless to say that is kinda how I ended up with a new set of houshold tools one year and a cordless drill!! LOL But ya know.. I wansn’t upset at all, I found it entertaining. Plus.. it kind of was a gift toward me being it was less money I had to pull out of MY pocket to buy HIM gifts. hehehehe

Happy Holidays everyone!!

Lady Strange

December 23rd, 2009
9:13 am

My husband would say the worst one is this year, I just gave him divorce papers. Timing sucks but hae to do what you have to do.

Call it like it is.

December 23rd, 2009
10:17 am

Well, I know you were asking about Christmas, But for my birthday, my wife gave me a jar of shaving cream. Granted it was some kind of tree hugger stuff and it was nice, but shaving cream? For our 10th wedding anv, she gave me a “picture” of a watch that she had order for me. A picture, not the watch. The watch came in 2 weeks later. I gave her a laptop. She was a little overwhelmed but I did advise her that it was the “10th” year of us being married and I thought it deserved a bigger gift, thus the laptop. I will let you know Monday what I get for Christmas. *So it’s not only us guys that give out crappy gifts.

Lisa

December 23rd, 2009
12:16 pm

Call it like it is – Hey Jon, why are you complaining about my gifts on here? First, the shaving cream was an all-natural organic cream that cost me $35 for the jar. It was alot nicer than that canned foam stuff you normally use. You also didn’t mention what special thing I did for you that night – that counted as part of your present too!

And the watch. I ordered it 3 weeks ahead of time, but they had distribution problems and I had to wait. So I at least gave you a picture of it so you’d know what was coming. And you make it sound like it was a Timex – hardly. I spent $400 on that watch! The watch was personal (especially with the engraving) and reflected more thought than buying me a laptop (folks he got me a dishwasher 2 years ago) at a computer store.

Fine – tell me (and everyone else here) exactly what do you want for Christmas?

Call it like it is.

December 23rd, 2009
1:59 pm

“Lisa” Before you go home and yell at poor Jon, I am not Jon. I will however state for the record you should not include what ever special thing you did for Jon that night as part of his present. While I’m sure Jon loves you, and is thankful for the “special thing,” I would dare say it more then likely wasnt that special and doesnt make up for a jar of shaving creme.

And ladies for the record, holding out on “special” things throughout the year and then giving us men a “special” thing a couple of times does not make you a great gift giver and may not be as “special” as you think it is.

Not trying to start a war, but just letting you know, that it doesnt make up being a cheap skate.

Good Luck Jon, sounds like you might need it.

Lisa

December 24th, 2009
7:07 am

Call it like it is – doing something “special” for him that he’s been wanting to do for years, DOES count as a gift (cause I didn’t like it). And his “reaction” confirmed how special he thought it was.

DB

December 24th, 2009
9:30 am

I’ve sorta given up on the whole Christmas gift idea — I love buying presents for the kids, but my husband, who is the most generous man in the world for 364 days out of the year, gets really, really stressed at Christmas time. Any present idea I suggest is immediately discarded in favor of something “less expensive” (and I don’t have expensive tastes, folks — for example, I wouldn’t dream of buying a Coach handbag). He tends towards the electronics — and it irritates me to death that he’ll buy a new printer or new monitor or laptop two weeks before Christmas and then tell me it’s my Christmas gift.

Ah, well — he’s got so many other great qualities, I can live with this quirk!

Fred

December 24th, 2009
4:54 pm

I got my wife a cordless drill and a toolset one Christmas. SHE LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, it’s what she wanted. i hated it. LOL Anytime she wanted me to fix something I’d say, “but honey, the cordless is BURIED in the toolbox in the back of my truck and the toolbox is BURIED with the other tools and equipment. By the time I move the truck to the driveway, unbury the tool box and the dig through there and find the cordless it will be midnight……..” took that damn excuse away. LOL she did even better than that. She asks me to do something and if I procrastinate, I hear her digging around in the closet for HER drill and HER toolkit. That gets me up and working quick enough. The only thing more dangerous than a homeowner with a set of drawings and a tape measure is my wife with a cordless in one hand and a wrench in the other……….

catlady

January 3rd, 2010
11:41 am

The best gift I ever got from my ex husband was for my birthday. He gave me the go-ahead to go to the pound and pick out a cat. She was a love for many, many years. One year he gave me a necklace with a check that bounced–not so good, as I had to find the money to pay it.

wmsmommy

January 4th, 2010
6:05 pm

I can understand your wanting the hubby to go with you to see Santa, Theresa. No problem with that. But is he really busy from 9am to 10pm (usual mall hours during the holidays) from mid-November (when Santa arrives) through the whole season? If that’s the case, why is he unavailable to his family THAT much? Having said that, I bet the line was short due to everyone else scattering around buying gifts. My hubby was good enough to take the kids by himself to the mall for pictures! Whoo-whoo!