Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Man Who Needs Nothing

As Christmas was approaching and I planned my shopping trips for the week, I said to the Pres, "Honey, what do you want for Christmas? Do you need anything in particular in case the kids ask?". Each time I asked, the answer was always the same, "I don't need anything."  


 As of Monday, there were six days left before Christmas is HERE folks.   Since we were expecting my daughter and Angel to join us for lunch at a local restaurant, I did not head to the gym. Instead, I was running out to pick up a few last minute things...gift card, gift bags and money envelopes. The night before, as I told the Pres what I had gotten my son "from us," he said, "I need a new one of those."

"Honey, I've been asking you for weeks what you need and you said you didn't need anything!!  Do you really need one?"

He nodded without even looking up from the crossword puzzle.  "Well, my old one isn't completely shot, but it won't be long before it needs to be thrown away."

Inhaling deeply before resuming the gift recap, again he interrupted when I mentioned a few more things I'd gotten my son and Angel "from us", "You know, I've been meaning to pick up one of those for myself and keep forgetting.  But I want both kinds."  


By that time, my list had grown for that morning because for a man who needs nothing, he sure made it clear what he needed.

HO!HO!HO!


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A Man Who Needs Nothing

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9 comments:

Susie said...

JP, Forgive me but I am laughing...girl I have a man just like that. So darn funny. We used to buy each other lots of gifts...then It was why??? we buy ourselves what we want. So then the gift giving just stopped.. But I have bought Ted two gifts and he has used them already. Come Christmas morn...he's going to think he got nothing and I am going to laugh and remind him. Blessings to you my friend. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. xoxo, Susie

only slightly confused said...

They are all the same. I've got one who doesn't want anything, doesn't want anyone to spend money on him, "I get what I want as the year goes along." is his favourite line. On Christmas morning if there wasn't something for him his lip would be hanging on the ground.

Empty Nester said...

Hahahahaha! Just like a man! They are so funny. And annoying...LOL Merry Christmas!

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

The RG is taking care of his gift today, now that he thought of it, sigh.
My Dad, bless his heart, would open his gifts and then set them to the side with a simple smile while he watched everyone else making a big todo about theirs.

eileeninmd said...

LOL, that is funny. I hope he gets what he needs. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Been there and heard that as well, JP.

Sandra said...

I have one word comment. Men! And I wish you luck with your last-minute shopping and thanks for the morning laugh

gld said...

Typical man response!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Hmmmmm.....I thought it was only around our house that it happened. Good to know.

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