Friday, June 15, 2007

Father's day gift...

I decided to give my husband a "in kind" father's day gift this time. I anyway buy a lot of the things my husband wants/likes so it wouldn't have been too different if I gave it to him as a gift. I gave him a card two days back just in case I went into labor ahead of time and father's day gets sidelined totally because of it. I think he is a great father to our son and gives him unconditional love, never gets annoyed or angry with our son the way I do (well he does not spend as much time either!) and does things that our son thoroughly enjoys. Our son often even calls him by his first name as if he is his friend!
I gave B (husband) a nice card expressing my thoughts about him as a father and I wrote out the gift I was going to give him. As a gift, I gave him my word that I would not get irritated or annoyed with him for anything no matter what for one whole week. And if I broke the rule I set for myself, I would give him a rain check and do that for a month. Well, you can guess what it is going to be - rain check of course.
We were driving to some place yesterday and I was grinning when I asked B "So how is my gift coming along?"...he smiled and said "So you are giving me a rain check I guess!". I said "Well, no, I am thinking of changing the start date to tomorrow and I will be good from then on for a week"! He says "I think you should just aim for one day first"! :) Such confidence. So I get into how he* is not cooperating with me in making my gift happen and how had he done this or that in the morning I would never have gotten annoyed with him! :) He just looked at me as if to say I rest my case! No but seriously he should have cooperated in making it happen! :)) Like last morning, B came along with me for my doc appointment and my son was running around all over the waiting room. Which was fine because he was just happy and enjoying himself. But the door to the waiting room opened to the inside and people were coming in and out. I told B that he should be within arm's distance of our son so he won't be by the door when someone opens it. My excuse - I am fully pregnant, you are here, so you might as well be the one running behind our son. B thinks I am over protective and I should just let our son run around and fall and figure out things for himself. I do agree with letting him be and I don't think I am too protective. Just cautious. And at a public place we cannot let our child be a nuisance to others. Anyway our dear son goes close to the door, someone opens it and B just darts towards the door and grabs him in time. Or he would have been knocked down. It is a carpeted floor but for the person entering it would have been upsetting to think she knocked down a little child like that. So I turned around and showed my annoyance to my husband. He calmly said "What, I caught him on time". Which was not the point in my opinion!
Men are from Mars situation again! :))
Gosh, I should have just gone out and bought him a fancy camera lens and made my life easier! But then that would work against me in other ways by taking his time away from me. Hobby related gifts bring that possibility along. So I refrain from those now. As Poppins wrote to me when I told her about my gift - I guess I am giving him a precious gift - another little child - who may in fact decide to arrive on Father's day afterall!
Happy father's day to all the father's out there in our little blog community!

23 comments:

karmickids said...

Gosh, you are on the verge of giving him the best gift he could ever have and you are still thinking of giving him gifts...what a wonderful wife you are...

Tharini said...

awww....Akhil was a Father's Day baby. Fingers crossed for you. These last few days are very prolonged aren't they? Waiting...for you to tell us the awaited news....best of luck to you and teh little one inside...bless you all.

Tharini said...

Btw...I cudn't really make out from the picture. U can give me some hints....like....do u have any siblings? Ur hubby? We'll take it from there.

noon said...

Hi Karmic,
Well I have to ask B if he thinks so! :)) He may say - well you give me the gift you promised me first! :)

Tharini,
Wow - Akhil was a father's day baby. Cool.
Thought you didn't get the photo I mailed you since I didn't hear from you till now. Was just going to mail you to see if you got the mail I sent. I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Let's see if you get it right! :)

Mystic Margarita said...

That's the best gift any husband can ever hope for! :) From your posts I gather you're expecting a li'l one any day now - God bless and all the best. Can't wait to hear the good news. :)

Poppins said...

Oh Noon.. That is a nice one. I would fail miseraby if I tried that gift :-)

Terri said...

noon, best of luck with labor and delivery. Waiting is the hardest part. Please post pictures when baby's out.

Sunita said...

Kuddos to you to be thinking so much about him, with nothing much on hand, I still couldn't think of gifting P something on behalf of J. I am kicking myself now.

Anamika said...

all the best. a close friend just had a baby and they're both doing fine. wish you the same! :)

Trishna said...

hehhee I am still grinning after reading this post..If I tried to give that gift to DH,I wouldnt last an hour!hehhe
Waiting eagerly for your news..All the best!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Brave girl for thinking of such a gift ... I could never keep up to it ...
Good luck !

Just like that said...

Hey Noon, Congrats on the little sweetie pie! Hope both of you are perfectly fine(with just 7 min and out, you must be, I guess :-))

Hubs and I keep making bets on- the loser obeying all the winner has to say - we started off with 1 month, then went to a week, and then a day... now we just forget about it. LOL So much for harmony in the house!!

B o o said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!! Hoping to catch a post from you soon. Take care and kisses to the Princess!

SS said...

Hi. Got here from Poppins blog. Congrats on the new bundle of joy :)

the mad momma said...

hey!!! just got the news!!! congratulations.. pictures .. we want pictures to be posted as quick as that delivery!!!

Kodi's Mom said...

congrats on the baby gal! for once I am happy I guessed wrong - now you have a boy and gal and life is perfect :)! natural delivery after 7 min? will await your birth story eagerly!

utbtkids said...

We all want to hear about the seven min wonder! Congrats. Hope the little one is doing fine. Rest well and keep us posted when you get a chance.

Mystic Margarita said...

Congraulations! Wonderful news! Hope to see some pics of the little angel soon. :)

Moppet's Mom said...

Hey, congratulations, Noon! Heard from Poppin about your 7-min baby girl! :-) Great news!

Tharini said...

Congrats dear girl! Just saw the news over at Poppins'! So happy to hear about a little doll. Before I even had a chance to guess...Now I can say that I knew it was a girl all along. :)

Hope you're getting some rest and for what its worth remember this...whatever you are stressing abt now, or freeting abt now...it all falls back into proportion in a few weeks time. The hormones are huge misleaders. SO ...just soak it all in and have fun enjoying her.

Asha said...

Heartiest Congratulations, Noon and enjoy motherhood!!
Do post some pics as soon as you can.

rbdans said...

Congratulations noon! Very happy to hear that you had a normal and easy delivery. Enjoy the little doll and after ample rest tell us all about the 7 minute wonder :)

Padmapriya said...

Congratulations noon on your baby girl.
Padma