Friday, May 8, 2009

Would I Do That?

So, my husband ordered me something for Mother's Day. How do I know? Well, he sent me an email and informed me it was coming in the mail and then guess what he said? "Don't spoil it." What is that supposed to mean? I have never opened a wrapped Christmas present or even picked one up and shaken it. I don't even search for gifts. Mostly because he's a last minute shopper, so there's no point anyway. BUT, even if he weren't a last minute shopper, I still wouldn't try to find them.
It is not my fault that I always look to see the name of the sender on letters. Don't we all do that? Sometimes those return addresses are dead giveaways for what's inside. Sometimes just the shape of the object gives it away. I can't help it that I'm good at deducing presents.
I actually like to be surprised. Okay, maybe not surprised with everything, but I do like a good surprise such as coming home to find all the dishes done, the kids in bed for the night and Cheesecake Factory cheesecake sitting on the table. And, it's only 4 o'clock. The kids need a good night's sleep every once in a while right? How do those lyrics go? Oh yeah--"Dream on, dream on...dream until your dreams come true..."
You know, my Mother's Day requests are getting more and more...what's the right word here? Homey, responsible, boring? I don't know, but here they are in random order:

1. New dish towels. They need to be terry cloth because those other kind don't clean up spills.
2. A set of decent sized no skid nesting bowls. I've searched Target, Wal-mart, Ross, Marshalls, etc. and still haven't found a set that suits me in terms of size or fit.
3. A sectional for our living room. I've been requesting this for a loooonnnggg time now.
4. A new dishwasher.
5. A steam cleaner for our carpets. We have cream colored carpet in our front room and children ages: 6, 2, and 7 months--need I say more?
6. Some new t-shirts. This is actually harder than you may think. I always find myself buying solid color shirts and I'm trying to branch out a bit. However, the three children mentioned in #5 make it very unfun and unproductive to shop for myself.

Well, now that I sound extremely boring and selfish, I'll stop. I'm sure that there are a million other want items, but these are probably the ones I think of all the time.


Jack and Annie said...

I hear you on the new clothes, me too, me too.

I'll watch your kiddos so you can have a couple hours shopping if you'll watch mine! Gabi HATES to shop! Well with me anyway :(

Aaron and Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

Aaron just got us some of those shamWow towels- I know, cheesy. They are the the most awesome towels ever. They are selling in a big pack for $19 at walmart? costco? I'm not sure which ostore he got them at, but sham- WOW!

jayne said...

My request this year? To have no responsibility all day long. Eat when I want without having to feed everyone else, lay in bed for however long I choose, and read a book uninterrupted. In the bathtub without kids banging on the door. Let's see if I get the gift of my dreams this year.....Of course this will all take place AFTER I've wrestled the kids through dressing and sitting in 3 hours of church. But then it's my turn.

Lara said...

I love your whole list, but I really hope you get the sectional. I could not have gone as long as you have without furniture in my front room. :) you definitely deserve it!

rachel said...

You'll have to post what it is! The suspense is killing me! Regardless, Happy Mother's Day!

Jessica Martiele said...

NOT boring and selfish, Audrey...boring and self-LESS.

But boring. :)

What about the diamond jewelry? The opaire? The maid service? The lamborghini? Oh, yes, # 5...I forgot. Anyway, Happy Mother's Day, and may your MDGift be something horribly impractical but absolutely wonderful...and JUST for YOU.

Heather said...

Yay for surprise gifts! I hope it was something great. You deserve it!

Hope you had a happy Mother's Day.

And those videos of Ryanna and Owen dancing are so precious. I love how Ryanna is so serious about it and Owen gets in her business.. too funny. cute kids!

Jessica Martiele said...

Sooooooooooooooo...WHAT WAS IT?!?!?!?!?!?!

wackywilsons said...

What is a nesting bowl?

I have found myself needing new t-shirts too. All of mine are too short, faded or tight? What the heck!

I think that family pic is great looks good!

Jack and Annie said...

Sooo what did you get? :)