Can You Hear Me Now?

It’s not very romantic, but I always drop hints about what I want for birthdays and holidays. Okay, I don’t drop hints. I just tell Ken, the buyer of said gifts, what I want. I give him a list of possibilities and leave the rest to him. Before Kids, holidays weren’t such a big deal. But now that Simone and Nadia command most, if not all, of the money, I tend to give my wants and needs a little more thought.

It is with this in mind that I have been thinking about my list for Mother’s Day. I love jewelry, flowers, clothing, chocolate and breakfast in bed as much as the next mother. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with any of these. Plus, we all know the best Mother’s Day gifts are spending time with your children and receiving those hand-made trinkets that don’t cost a thing.

But if the hubby has to get me something, the top item on my list this year is a ….. BlackBerry. I haven’t gotten one for myself, because they are so expensive and I have issues with spending money. After Simone and Nadia were born, the cheap gene I inherited from my father was activated. My cell phone has a cracked face, and sometimes callers can’t hear me.

I want and need a BlackBerry. Still, I know better than to just put one item on my list. That’s why I also put inline skates or a bicycle on my list. It is getting warm again and a little exercise can’t hurt. But I would like to point out one last time that I really want and need a BlackBerry.

I’m curious. Does anybody else do this? If so, what’s on your list?

  • I hope you get that Blackberry!

    I don’t make lists, lol. I looooove the handmade gifts from A! I almost fell out when she brought me a little planted flower home last year. 🙂

  • ndasika

    The whole idea of dropping the hint saves the gift buyer alot of stress. Deciding what gift to buy is hard and having a hint from the gift recipient saves alot of time and stress. For me my wife gives no hint, it all left to me to figure out.

  • Girl please. Mr. SLS is good with a surprise every now and again (tickets to plays I wanted to see in New York and to the opera were really nice surprises), but if I want to be *sure* I’m happy when the paper comes off the gift, I better give a list of suggestions.

  • I hope your husband is reading your blog!

    We do this too but instead of giving each other a list, we just ask for one very specific thing. My husband almost always wants something electronic and I always want books or something for the house.

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