My husband is an annoying creature. As you know, we are not going back to Kentucky for Christmas this year. In order to save money, I have been searching high and low for lightweight and thirty gifts. For example, I bought some really cute clearanced necklaces from Coldwater Creek. The necklaces cost less than $10 a piece, and they will be relatively inexpensive to ship.
Now my husband claimed that he wasn't going to buy his family anything for Christmas this year. I persuaded him to at least buy something for his mother and father. For weeks, he has been dragging his feet and hasn't purchased them anything. He mentioned buying gift cards, but I don't really like that idea. When you send a gift card, I feel like you have to give at least $25. That is $50 for just his mom and dad. I bought some really cute gifts for SEVEN people for a combined total of approximately $50. So obviously, my way is better - right?
I was trying to help John think of some thirty gifts this afternoon. John's mother has specifically requested chocolates in the past (and he bought her expensive ass Godiva). So, I suggested that he buy her another box of chocolates, except maybe something on the cheaper side - like Hersey Pot of Gold. He got all pissy and flat out refused to buy her cheaper chocolates. Instead, he wants to buy her buttercreams from this EXTREMELY expensive local specialty store. I wanted to scream "ASSHOLE, YOU ARE NOT SAVING MONEY WITH THIS IDEA. YOU MIGHT AS WELL SEND THE FUCKING GIFT CARD." Why are men so fucking stupid? I understand that it is the holidays and maybe I am being cheap, but I would like to spend about $200 total this Christmas. Why is he so unwilling to help out? John's mother is not a fancy woman. I can guarantee you that she would like the Hersey chocolate just as much as the fucking outrageously priced buttercreams.
Since having the argument about chocolates, we have been fighting all day. I am counting down the hours until Monday morning.