It’s not very romantic, but I always drop hints about what I want for birthdays and holidays. Okay, I don’t drop hints. I just tell Ken, the buyer of said gifts, what I want. I give him a list of possibilities and leave the rest to him. Before Kids, holidays weren’t such a big deal. But now that Simone and Nadia command most, if not all, of the money, I tend to give my wants and needs a little more thought.
It is with this in mind that I have been thinking about my list for Mother’s Day. I love jewelry, flowers, clothing, chocolate and breakfast in bed as much as the next mother. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with any of these. Plus, we all know the best Mother’s Day gifts are spending time with your children and receiving those hand-made trinkets that don’t cost a thing.
But if the hubby has to get me something, the top item on my list this year is a ….. BlackBerry. I haven’t gotten one for myself, because they are so expensive and I have issues with spending money. After Simone and Nadia were born, the cheap gene I inherited from my father was activated. My cell phone has a cracked face, and sometimes callers can’t hear me.
I want and need a BlackBerry. Still, I know better than to just put one item on my list. That’s why I also put inline skates or a bicycle on my list. It is getting warm again and a little exercise can’t hurt. But I would like to point out one last time that I really want and need a BlackBerry.
I’m curious. Does anybody else do this? If so, what’s on your list?