I have thought long and hard about this. Our budget is small, but I want something that will be important to me. Something I will appreciate, something I have been doing without due to our sacrifices this last year. Something practical, but just a teensy bit frivolous. And finally, I decided.
I want new hubcaps.
My van is missing both front hubcaps, which is strange, since there are three or four dark green Dodge/Plymouth vans around here that are missing both front hubcaps. Maybe they were faulty hubcaps to start with? Is there a Chrysler/Plymouth/Dodge hubcap reunion or party going on around here that I am not aware of? Is someone stealing them and melting down their
My husband, however, refuses to get me hubcaps for Mother's day. He absolutely will not be that man that has to tell his buddies that he bought his wife hubcaps. I don't see the problem, anyone who knows me knows that I am not all that excited by flowers or a new dress. I like things that will make my life easier or more pleasant. And hubcaps will do that.
To Marty's credit, he really wants to get me some new hubcaps just because, and then get something else for Mother's day. I have a hard time with that, though, since he always puts a much bigger budget on things for me than things for him. Last Mother's day, I got an i-pod. Last father's day, the kids made him finger paintings. Things are not quite fair.
I know I should not be complaining here, (Oh, my, how horrible! My husband loves me and wants to take care of me! And puts my needs before his own! Whatever will I do?!?) but I want to take care of him, too. So I have some thinking to do.
What are you all wanting for Mother's day?