So do you know what your dear partner is wrapping and putting under the Christmas tree for you this year?
I have bought myself a few things that I need or want
(OK, mostly want- there is not much need involved)
(pinking shears, this book, and "Sense and Sensibility" DVD),
handed them to hubby
and made life easy for him for Christmas and my birthday which is a month later.
At least I know it wont be hubby who gives me the
lead cut crystal peanut plates in the shape of a Christmas bell (I have history with those things).
Or tacky Christmas tee shirts saying "I've been naughty. Spank me" (though I might just wear that one that says "three wise men? get serious"...)
No scented soap leaves that will sit on my bath gathering dust (I don't "do" baths)
And I can leave it to some other "friend" to give me a little reindeer that poos licorice bullets
when you pat his head.
It's not that we have been together so long that the gloss has worn off
and he can't be bothered.
He is actually lamenting the fact that he wishes that he could get me something
that I really love
without me telling him or buying it for him
but somehow magically letting him know what it is that I want.
It is just that I am a fussy cow
who is blessed and doesn't want for much in life.
I love some things, loathe others
and after nearly 42 years on this planet,
have come to realise that it is hard for my loved ones to work out
which is which.
I am a little bit eclectic in what I like
and even I can't begin to describe to you what would be a sure fire description of my taste.
So bless his little cotton socks
that he wishes he could buy me something that I love
without me actually telling him.
I (we) have decided on common sense over the possibility of disappointment on both sides.
If anyone has any ideas on how I can tell him what I'd love to receive
without me knowing about it,
I'd love to know.
Meanwhile, my memory is so bad these days,
we might both luck it in and I will forget something that I bought him to give me.
(Yes, I am serious.)
I do get my little rosy inner glow from knowing how much he wants to spoil me.
Because that counts for a lot.
So tell me- are you and your partner romantic or realistic?