Yes, my problem is a gift! Specifically it is a gift for me, for my birthday. A birthday that is still 11 days away. My
This shouldn't be a problem right? I am a grown up girl, I can open my gift whenever I want to. One little stumbling block to that notion, I also have a thing about having something to open on my birthday. So, one gift.....if I open it now then I get to have whatever is inside. BUT I won't have anything to open on my actual birthday (which by the way, better include cake!).
I am like this at Christmas too. And he takes full advantage of it, wrapping presents weeks in advance and placing them under our little tree. Then he points them out to me, talking about all the possibilities endlessly. And it doesn't stop there. I try to hold off on bringing his gifts into the house because I know the moment I do I will want to give them to him. (I really can't stand an unopened gift!) So he bugs me until I bring his gifts home and place them under the tree. Then the real fun begins (for him) because as I have said, I hate an unopened gift. So, everyday I ask "can we open one?" and everyday he tells me "No, wait one more day" or "if we do, we won't have anything to open for Christmas, it's up to you." Sneaky, conniving man! It's torture, I tell you!!
My current method of battle is to try to ignore the thing, but that really isn't working very well. I wonder, is there a support group out there somewhere for people like me???
This post was written in response to the GBE2 writing prompt "First Steps". I hope you enjoyed my little rant about my very "first world" problem. I do in fact realize how blessed I am to have a husband who saves the money to buy me a gift, wraps it (how many guys take the time for that?), and even knows me well enough to have some fun with it! In truth, as long as I have him I have everything I need (though I still want the gift!). :)