As a young child, we were not a poor family but Dad, a single father, could not afford a whole lot for his three kids. During my earlier years, I have mostly been blessed by the love of my father and all the sacrifices he made just to keep the Christmas spirit alive…
When I think about favourite Christmas gifts, I think about the way BeardMan always seems to find the perfect gift while I always succeed in going wrong 😆
Let me share a few recent examples: Three years ago, BeardMan, noticing that I spent a lot of my free time on the Internet, watching Youtube videos or just reading different articles, bought me an IPad. I was never an Internet junkie but he already saw that I would benefit form this present 🎁!! To show him all my love, I bought a few items that, I thought, would please him: Steve Jobs’s biography (and that’s a few months before he returned to school and having a lot of reading for all his new courses), the “Shameless” Tv series DVD (that we still haven’t watched) and a superb gift certificate for a romantic weekend in a beautiful B&B (where he spent most of his time holding my hair after I had food poisoning and talked awhile with Mr. Bowl)😂… After that Christmas, we decided that we should stop buying gifts for the Holidays! But BeardMan disagreed (Good for Me, and in retrospect, good for Him also…).
Two years ago, a funny story inspired his Christmas gift. After he nearly died from heatstroke while he slept (joke!!), he thought of giving me a dual control heated blanket. As the previous one only had this main control and I always freeze during those cold winter months, I decided to fix the temperature to the maximum heat. Let say that BeardMan prefers sleeping in a cold environment… 😜
A year ago, after watching me making violent threats to my now slow motioned IPad, he surprised me with a brand new one, even though I reminded him that we agreed to stop buying gifts on Christmas… So, this year, I still reminded him of our understanding, but deep in my heart, I hope he still surprises me with a small gesture for the Holidays. You have to know something: we met during the Holidays, and my birthday is between Christmas and the New Year, so even if we acknowledged our NO-Buy on Christmas gifts, he still has the possibility to buy things for our anniversary or my birthday. So, if I get something this year, I will try to not get mad and just accept my BeardMan like he is: a generous and kind boyfriend who always finds ways to surprise me !
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