So, I don't think the boy can shop without a list from me. I hate to say it, because I know I should be appreciative of a gift no matter what, but I just don't get why he can't put thought into anything really. I know he is not big on the whole gift thing, and I know it shouldn't bug me as much as it does, but, I would just love a special gift from him that I have not told him I want. Something special that he came up with on his own, that he put some thought into, not something I need, like towels or a pot or pan, not something I told him I really want like a bracelet that I emailed to him or something like that. Am I crazy? I am done shopping for him at this point, just waiting to wrap. I write things down all the time when I hear him mention something or I see something I know would be perfect for him, I guess I just don't think it is that hard? He even mentioned forgoing gifts this year and doing a trip this winter. I HATED that idea. I just can't even imagine sitting there on Christmas with nothing to open (not sure why we can't do a trip and gifts anyway). I know this shouldn't be a big deal. I know its not about the presents, but I do believe it is the thought behind it. My family always made a pretty big deal about presents, they still do. Maybe that is why I think this way.
He has gotten off very easy the past five years. The only person he has to buy gifts for or put any thought into is me. I take care of everyone else, his family and mine as well as our friends. This year, I haven't really done much or done any shopping for anyone in his family, because realistically, I just haven't had time. But I think we are just celebrating with his mom and dad this year anyway, which makes life easier, and I have thrown out suggestions to him and ideas, but ultimately, I will leave it up to him this year.
He does do a lot to help me and support me, and that is a big gift in itself. But I would just love to have something that was special just to me from him, that no one told him I wanted and he just thought of himself, but something that has meaning too. He has bought me a lot of monkey stuff, which is sweet, and it makes me think of him, and I love my sock monkey hat, but how about something that is all me?