stepping away from the sarcasm
After being married 10 + years birthday/Christmas/Anniversary gifts no longer hold the same appeal. When Ali asks me what I want I’ll usually come up with a smart ass answer like “I want you to stop shoving your socks at the foot of the bed” or “an hour of peace and quiet would hit the spot.”
No, I don’t know why he puts up with me either.
Every year Ali ignores my sarcastic comments and he and Maya make a valiant effort to buy me something. And every year I line up on December 26th to return the gift. Why?
Well, at this point in my life I’m lucky enough to not need anything and receiving gifts just makes me feel…guilty. Plus most of the time Ali buys me a size 0 because he thinks I weigh the same as I used to when we first met. Talk about a Christmas wish…
Anyway, I realize that I wax on and on about Ali’s computer-separation anxiety, about Maya’s penchant for interrupting, and about Cadillac Dad and the fact he will not stop idling away (I must admire his persistence), and I rarely take the time to write how thankful I am for all that I have.
So here I am, putting my sarcasm aside for a split second to acknowledge and appreciate that I am a very lucky girl. Thank you all again for coming here twice a week to read the random things that I write. It means a lot. And I am grateful.
Happy Holidays to all.