With Christmas a mere 2 days away, I thought I’d share with the blogosphere what I asked for this year (in case any of my generous readers want to send me gifts).
I really didn’t ask for much nor did I ask for anything particularly pricey (unlike my husband). With a baby on the way, the last thing I want to do is haul in my stuff into the house. Have I mentioned I’m completely freaking out about how much I feel like we have left to do? Yeesh.
I gave a list to my husband and a list to his family (they requested one!).
Here is what I asked for from Jeremy (keeping in mind that we set a $100 limit on gifts so I know I won’t get all of this… and knowing Jeremy, I probably won’t get many of these things):
- A new pair of running shoes (Brooks Adrenaline). I purchased a Groupon that was good for $80 at a particularly running store and I said he could just use that towards the shoes. I already know that he didn’t buy me these shoes. Boo!
- A pair of gray or silver NON-leather flats. I didn’t have a particular model in mind but my husband is surprisingly good at knowing my style.
- These earrings
- This necklace (because I’ve become obsessed with owls since setting up the nursery):
- A new lunch bag. My current one is falling apart.
- This water bottle (because the lining around the lip of my Sigg bottle has started to come apart and it is making it taste weird):
The list I gave to my in-laws had:
- anything on our baby registry
- various Etsy artwork to be used in the nursery
- a ridiculously adorable newborn hat from Etsy
- a sewing machine that is good for beginners
- a new front door (this was probably the most extravagant thing I asked for and I only put it on there to break up the baby-related stuff)
I received a complaint from my mother-in-law that I wasn’t really asking for anything for MYSELF but I tried to argue that these are things that I wanted and would essentially end up buying anyways… but alas, she didn’t like my answer. My sister-in-law understood but then said, “I have some ideas on what to get you.” I totally appreciate them wanting to buy me a gift but I pray that it is not a charm bracelet. I don’t know what it is about motherhood but a lot of women I know that end up with babies, end up with charm bracelets shortly thereafter. I’m just not a charm bracelet kind of gal. In fact, I don’t wear bracelets because I don’t like things on my wrists. Anywho – now I”m starting to sound ridiculously ungrateful and I really am not.
What’s on YOUR Christmas list?