Wednesday, December 27, 2006

My husband, the comedian

A couple of weeks before Christmas, Jared brought home a small red and black box topped with a beautiful, shiny bow. He showed it to me and said, "I'll give you a million dollars if you can guess what's in this box." My mind started racing. Oh, the possibilities! (Realistically, I know our budget, so the possibilities were limited to sterling silver or Diamonique from QVC.) In the days leading up to Christmas, I would pass by the Christmas tree with that perfect, little box sitting underneath and ponder its potential.

Christmas morning came at last. As Jared and I took turns opening gifts, I deliberately left the little red and black box until the end. Finally, Jared said, "Open that one. You know what comes in small boxes." Now, my husband has a long history of giving great gifts. He also has previously not been able to wait to give them to me. So, with his expression of anticipation, I became more excited. I unwrapped the present slowly, carefully untaping each piece of ribbon, planning my reaction to what I was sure would be a fantastic gift awaiting me inside. I held my breath as I lifted the lid, and here's what I saw...

An easy button. You know, like from the commercials. It really works. You push it and an announcer-type voice says, "Man, that was easy!" Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed and only mildly amused.

I think my husband should hit the road with his comedy act. On second thought, maybe he should just hit the road.

Just kidding, of course. He did come through with lots of other great presents, much more befitting his gift-giving reputation. (And it does make me laugh outloud every time I think of it!)


Robin said...

I think that whenever Eleanor needs a diaper change or when dinner needs to be made, you should just press the button and wait for Jared to take care of everything. That's what the buttons is for, right?

Denise said...

I love it! I think it's a hoot. Glad to hear he also came through with other good presents. But, I give the guy credit for a darn funny gift. I'll have to see where he got it. I'd love to get one for JD.

Megan said...

Robin- I think I'd be waiting a really long time for dinner. But maybe I could make a frozen pizza every night, and say that's what happened when I pressed my Easy button.

Denise- It's from Staples. I saw them online for $4.98. You mean JD doesn't read my blog? :)

Lisa said...

LOL!! How funny... although I think I would have felt the same way you did on Christmas morning. At least he understands that being a Stay at home mom isn't as easy as it may seem!
I think I may have to get one for Adam!!