My husband and I are mostly just really good friends. We love each other sure... but we are best friends besides all of the other stuff that comes with love. If we weren't in love, I'm pretty sure we'd still kick it as friends or keep in touch with each other.
What I love mostly is that he really is kind of a tough guy, especially when it comes to gifts on ANY holiday. He always is saying, "I don't need anything." For a gift GIVER like myself, that's hard to swallow. For years I still bought him gifts with no other outcome then a slow, "thanks" as he would toss it aside. It's not that he never liked what I gave him, he just doesn't really react dramatically on either end of the scale--always neutral, cool, laid back.
But as you learn more about someone, you learn how to get some kind of reaction other than a neutral, cool, and laid back one.
The key? Instead of giving them something that they WANT or NEED... give them something that will shock them or is completely unexpected.
I know, I'm a genius. Only took me like 8 years to figure that out, so the last three have been kind of fun! :)
So let me fill you in. On Christmas Eve our family tradition is to open one gift under the tree. For the kids it's from Mom and Dad, and for each other it's, well, from each other. I hope you are still with me.
Anyway... it's always pajamas, even for MountainSport Man and I, it's some form of lounge wear.
|So here he is, neutral, cool, laid back.|
|I told him to smile at the camera... he looks like he's plotting my demise... so bad azz.|
|But when he opened the present... Freaking Long Johns!!! lol... he laughed, and I succeeded! Plus, he can use them for when he snowboards! Double Win for Shelle!|
So what's the worst or best present your received for ANY holiday?