To each other, that is.
When I say this, I don't mean "not at all." I just mean "not big on it."
For a few years, I've given him outdoor lights as Christmas gifts. Romantic, I know.
(but they're really cool lights!)
It is just another testament to our relationship- not putting too much thought into worldly possessions, and not letting them define our relationship or who we are in general.
It's just not us.
At the risk of talking out both sides of my mouth....
....gifts are fun.
So, since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and Mother's Day not far behind....here's a list of gifts I wouldn't think were a "waste."
1. A massage. I realize that I'm aiming pretty high on the gift-giving budget here, but I just had a (really TOO) short massage from Yolanda at my MOPS spa day. She's a fantastic masseuse, and I'd LOVE to go for the full hour. Within seconds of starting my massage the other day, she found significant sources of pain in my nerves. I'd LOVE to go get them worked out. (Honey? She sent me an email....I can get 15% off!)
2. A morning to sleep in. No one to feed, no one arguing, no one who needs to be let out 5 times to pee before 8 am. Just blissful sleep.
3. Some piece of jewelry with both boys' birth stones on them. Blue topaz and peridot go really well together. However, since I'm crazy picky about how simple my jewelry is, I would have to have full design rights on this piece. (Apparently, I can be high maintenance when the situation calls)
4. Girls night out. Many of them. Lots of them. No complaints about how many there are.
5. A personal trainer. Kinda like Jillian...but not as hard core. Or maybe that hard core? I need to get my butt back in gear.
6. A car wash. Our balmy winter and the dirt road we live on has left our white van a sorry shade of "dust." She needs a good washin'.
7. An entire day in the house with no one else home. Yes, that's considered a gift. I would LOVE that.
8. The morning commute to school. Take it a few days a week for the next few weeks. While I love our choice of elementary schools, the morning commute is really wearing on me...and I'd love a breather.
9. A family weekend. The whole weekend. No obligations, no work. We don't have to have "big plans" even. I just want a family weekend- and not share my husband with anyone else (except our off-spring, of course).
10. Hmmmmm....I can't think of anything else. I'll have to end the list at 9. :)