Tuesday, January 5, 2010

WAY ahead of schedule

I came up with the perfect idea. Even better, I didn't forget the idea. It was perfect timing too. I could get away for the afternoon with my mom and aunt to shop. I could pick it up without him knowing and wrap it before he saw.

And I did just that. I bought Hubs's birthday present 19 days ahead of schedule. And I was so proud of the idea and the gift. Then began the hard part - keeping it a secret from him for 19 whole days!

I'm not good at keeping secrets from Hubs; I just don't think it is right to keep secrets from each other. And in general, we don't. For some reason, these fun little surprises, however, are really hard for me to keep from Hubs.

So, 2 short hours later I was ready for him to open his gift. Four hours later, I was asking him to guess what it is so he could open it. He's 99% sure he knows what it is and I'm 99% sure he is right.

He won't tell me his guess though because he knows I will just let him have it if he is right.

So, it is still wrapped. Still taking up A LOT of space in our living room (its a big gift). Still driving me crazy to not talk about it. And I still have 15 days of this.

What do you do about spouse gifts? Do you keep them a surprise all the way until the actual day?

There is a lot to be said with buying gifts later rather than early!

5 comments:

Steph said...

Exactly why I ALWAYS wait to the last minute!!!!!!!

Steph said...

ps GREAT pic of you two!!!

jnet said...

wait for it.......
i too love the picture! sorry we missed you at christmas!

Sam and Abby McNair said...

heather... miss you and love the profile pic! You are such a fun wife! can't wait to hear what the big gift is!

Audrey said...

oh my so funny, I am the SAME way....