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!