Saturday, January 24, 2009

Still a moron, but evolving.


Last week I charged you lovely souls with coming up with birthday ideas for my blushing bride, and you came out in force. Many of you felt that the way to her heart would be a day at the spa, which I thought was a great idea. Almost ready to pull the trigger on that idea, I was suddenly approached by my nosy little gal, who informed me that she had been reading the post, and although she likes spa treatments, she is already sitting on a gift card to one that she has had for almost two years. I asked her, "Well then, sweetie, is there something else you have your heart set on?" She replied, "Yes, I'd like an electric griddle for when I make pancakes", something she loves to do.

So I went out today and got her the griddle she asked for, which I kept hidden upstairs tonight while she opened her real present...which was wrapped in a griddle box. I thank you all for your suggestions, you really came out strong for me. In the end, I thought the safest course of action was not to give her what she asked for, but what she wanted.




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31 comments:

Me said...

So...did she love it? I don't know much of purses, but that LOOKS nice

Under the Influence said...

Ohhhhh, Coach purses are my fave. I'm sure she loves it!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Well played, Mr. Halftime!

Young Momma said...

I'm entirely lost on the point of over priced purses and wallets... and shoes for that matter. No matter how long they last. However - I'm glad you went with what she wanted. Awesome hubbiness. ;) Did she love it?

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

Very nice!!!

the RaMbLeR said...

Ohhh-Ahhhh!! Beautiful! Wise choice indeed!

Janie said...

Very good move, Jay. I commend you! Beautiful purse.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

You did great, Jay. Your last line says it all.

OHmommy said...

YOU are a good man.

Summer said...

You are the big winner!

Can you make friends with my husband???

Kristina P. said...

Wow. I will send you my husband's email address.

Sera said...

NICE! What a smart, smart man. Very thoughtful, and I'm sure she was over the moon excited.

Beth said...

Nice bag. I'm talking about the purse. And I totally understand the importance of a good girdle. Oh. You said griddle. Well, that's important, too.

ParentingPink said...

Great bag! I'm sure your wife loved it!

Natalie said...

Very well done.. Any time you want to come over & give my hubby gift advice, you are more than welcome to.
Hope she had a wonderful day. The purse is beautiful.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Awesome gift giving dude!

Annie said...

Well done! My husband keeps me in Coach and I love it every time!Oddly enough,I also just asked for a griddle with a drawer! :)

Denise said...

You are an awesome Hubby. And you did a great job picking out a present.

Brenda said...

I want that purse too!

Carrin said...

VERY VERY VERY smart man!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I'm drooling.

Sometimes Sophia said...

Great job, Jay. A perfect 10.

Sarah said...

That bag is absolutely beautiful.

Well done!

Tabitha Blue said...

Gorgeous purse!!! Any woman would love that! Very nicely done.

:)
~Tabitha~

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blueviolet said...

Well done!

The Daily Blonde said...

I'm an avid Coach collector....got my first one when I went off to college in 1981 (gulp). I collect them because I love them but I'm not a fan of the trendy ones they've come out with (all different colors....so teeny bopperish!). I am thrilled that you picked such an awesome one...nice classic bag! :) But I knew you'd do that. You've got style.

Thanks for not buying a knock off. I'm a real jerk when it comes to that stuff--drives the prices up on the real ones.

Hope she loves it!

Becky Sue said...

Awww Coach - a man with a BIG heart! :)

Jenners said...

I think you done good! And why would you ever assume she is not reading your blog???

Sarahlcc♥ said...

"In the end, I thought the safest course of action was not to give her what she asked for, but what she wanted."

Yes. You understand. :-)

Lee said...

That's genius! Oh man, did she love it? I would've loved it!
"I love the purse! ... Now where's my griddle?"

Laura said...

That baby is making me drool and I know it will be a hit with her. It's beautiful. A good man buys a coach purse because its something we want but hate to buy, those kind of things mean so much more!

I just have to say how much I appreciate your comments keep them coming. I will be following your blog :)

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