Friday, April 24, 2009

My Husband, The Meanie-Head

Mother's Day is just around the corner. This starts the usual round of, "So honey, what do you want for Mother's Day?"

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 scrap metal formed plastic to make a time machine, or to use in paving the Guide?


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?


Snow Mommy said...

I told Dan that I want a housekeeper to come in and clean my fridge. Seriously!

CulyQFun said...

I want a cork board to hang above my crafting table and some little shelves. That way I can organize my crafting/scrap booking supplies much better.
I'll let you know if it happens.

Aimee said...

I want my husband to : 1) remember mother's day all by himself, 2) plan something all by himself, and 3) clean up the mess afterward all by himself.

The Campbell Family said...

I'm with Aimee on this one.... for Em's 1st mothers day I got her hand prints ON A PAPER PLATE attach with yarn to a second plate below it with her foot prints, that he did that a.m. because he woke up and "oh crap it's mothers day what do i do??" I'm sorry to sound snotty but the thought DID NOT count that year...... (and of course I still have the plates!!)

Dan said...

Sounds to like There are a few out there that need the Scentsy Mother's Day Basket that a certain person I know is selling. Nice aromatic bouquet to sooth the tension so there are no plots to harm the forgetful.

Carmen O. said...

mother's day? it's just beginning to dawn on me that this holiday is coming up. and you know how hubbies lag behind at least several weeks....?

Christa said...
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Christa said...

Tiff, Dare you dream to get your hub cabs AND a gas grill??? heehee

Love my babes said...

I don't get a gift for mothers day. But this is my fault b/c I always want to go to the zoo w/the family. I LOVE to see their faces as they see all the animals. But now w/kids going there for field trips just a week apart it is a little different. But that is me. Happy Mothers Day! Hope you get the hub caps:o)