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.