(Closed) You ruined Christmas! (morning…)

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@CarolineM:  Lesson learned for the future!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Aww I’m sorry it worked out that way! Hopefully your husband understand that you didn’t mean it the way it came out. Sometimes we say things that come out wrong. You are human, what are you gonna do? The earrings sound lovely, and the fact that he actually did get you what you wanted for Christmas–what a good man you have there.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

awww im sorry. this sounds like something i would do. Frown

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@CarolineM:  My husband did almost the same thing! He gave me my “big” present. I asked the same thing, is it small? IT WAS MY NEW PHONE!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think my FI has ever made it to the actual day the gift is for.  He always freaks out because he’s excited/worried and makes me open things early.  I’m with you that it dims the actual day, but I love seeing how excited/proud he is.  Plus, now your 1st Christmas is special, you’ll both laugh about this story in the future!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

This year we gave our gifts early while his mom was visiting. While part of me is like, hmmm now nothing to open on christmas… the other part realizes that it’s not about the one day or the wrapping paper. My fiance has never made it past Christmas eve, and I love that he’s so excited to give me what he has chosen for me.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You opened diamond earrings and Christmas is ruined? That’s digging around for something to be wrong, IMO, haha

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@CarolineM:  I have been thinking about this all day and suggest you check out Carolyn Hax’s column from today: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/carolyn-hax-give-the-gift-of-acceptance/2012/12/21/8df93dc4-3ef9-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_story.html?wp_login_redirect=0

Her point is you have to meet people where they are. Your husband is probably trying so hard to please you, he is thinking you will want to show off pretty earrings. Why not show them off before hand. Or, if you don’t like then, he can get you a gift you love before Christmas.

And my personal story– FI  is practical and thoughtful and has a billion good traits, but giving gifts is not one of them. He buys things he thinks I need for Christmas (socks because my feet get cold, sented candles because my roommate doesn’t take out the trash). It is cute, but I prefer a non-practical splurge at Christmas. I have learned that to make his Christmas special, I need to buy him something he will use. And for me not to be disappointed, I need to send a list of items to him. Otherwise I will get socks for Christmas again. Is it how I imagined it as a child, no. But meeting him half way beats getting socks 🙂

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