When I was young, when November came around, I knew it was time to make, “the list.”Â Between my birthday andÂ Christmas, IÂ could make one long list of what I wanted for my birthday and what I wanted for Christmas at one time, and hope that whatever I didn’t get for one, I got for the other.
First my mother got this list, and later of course TheWife.Â It changed though once we bought the house.Â With our birthdays only 12 days apart (TheWife insists I insert here that it is 5 years and 12 days difference), we started buying joint “gifts” that were really more about things we wanted for the house.
Then when LatteGirl was born it became “sort of” about me again.Â I wanted an exercise stroller, I wanted a new quieter monitor (you get the idea, right?)
Now, “the list” is tough.Â I guess in a way, I am lucky.Â I don’t “want” anything.Â Oh, there are things I wouldn’t mind buying for myself (The new Red Flash Zune, or maybe and Xbox 360), but nothing I would expect anybody to buy for me as a gift.Â And even those things that I wouldn’t mind, I would just as soon at this point buy something new for LatteGirl.
So now TheWife (and yes even my mother still) get annoyed that every year, they ask me what I want, and I say either “nothing” or “I dunno.”Â But really I don’t.Â However, this year all I would like is something that I can tell them to keep from them getting so annoyed.
So, how about you, how (if at all) has your “wish lists” for birthdays, holidays, etc. changed over the years.Â Or has it changed at all?