Daily Archives: January 4, 2008
My husband is more generous than I am. He truly is. He’s a penny-pincher most of the year, but when it comes to giving gifts of pretty much any kind, he goes over the top. When I shop for myself, I’ll often buy something not-quite what I’d like, because the thing that I would truly like is much more money.
In October, I posted about a cringe-worthy coat mishap that I’d had a couple of years ago, then again when I found a fairly inexpensive coat that fit my requirements. I did ask my hubby for a coat for Christmas, but that was early in October, and I never mentioned it again. I wasn’t sure if he’d forgotten. Turns out, he hadn’t.
He didn’t get me the coat that I had wanted, which is the still-great:
But, truly, he did much better with this absolutely fabulous coat, in black. (This pic is from Overstock.com, but he found it at Macy’s for the same price.)
I love my new coat. It’s perfect. And my hubby is dear for buying the perfect coat — both for spending a few extra $$ on it, and for just knowing it was the right coat for me.
I remember before I gave birth to my second son that I just could not fathom what he could possibly be like. I didn’t have a grid for another boy. Ethan seemed to me the epitome of boyness, so what would another boy possibly be like?
Then came Grant, who is most certainly all-boy, but since birth, I’ve called him the anti-Ethan. They are opposites on nearly everything, from personality and personal habits to preferences: food, clothing, friends, music… At dinner, Ethan’s favorite thing will be Grant’s least-favorite, and vice versa. The things Grant struggles with, Ethan finds easy, and vice versa.
The other day, Grant asked me for a buzz-cut. This morning, I finally granted his wish. I should have taken a “before” pic, because his hair was pretty shaggy. I did, however, take an “after” pic, seen here with Ethan, whose hair is, well, pretty much the opposite of Grant’s. (Ethan is 10.5yo, and Grant is 8yo.)