Every time my birthday or Christmas comes around, I end up getting at least one gift early. Why? because boy gets so excited and wants me to know he was ahead of the game before I started dropping the hints. Endearing.
Today I got Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World! Watch out office, I’m going to be bringing in cupcakes for the next 2 mths!
But back to the early gift syndrome… After boy and I open presents, confession time starts pouring out. I think it started with the first Christmas, he wanted Max Payne, but then Kate said he wanted No One Lives Forever, so I returned Max Payne, then boy got No One Lives Forever for Kate and I said eff it, they’re both getting No One Lives Forever b/c I didn’t feel like returning it again for Max Payne. And I had to wait foreeevver until everyone opened their presents and they sat there with two copies of No One Lives Forever and I was so wound up from holding it in the whole time that I turned on the high pitch excited Al voice and rambled “b/c you said you wanted it then she said you didn’t then you got it for her and I had already made a big issue out of exchanging it and I really did get you what you want I just didn’t get it!”
And then the Brother Odd gift – boy wanted the book and I was going to get him 1st edition signed. So I put in my request to make it to boy – Odd Enough. And then Dean Koontz went and added “Odd Enough to be Odd’s Brother” and I was so thrilled about it! And then I had to wait foreeeever until St. Nicholas Day for the gift exchange and after a bottle of wine I was once again so wound up that I exclaimed in high pitch Al style “and he signed it and I asked him to out ‘Odd Enough’ but he improvised and put ‘Odd Enough to be Odd’s Brother’ and I thought it was so clever!”
And today, boy came over with a wrapped present with the explanation afterward that I had mentioned the book the other day but he had the receipt ready to hand over to prove he bought it before I mentioned it. Only he has more patience about it than I do and can contain the explanation to an indoor voice.