Friday, November 25, 2011

The Most Dreaded Question of the Year

By Heather Webber / Heather Blake

“What do you want for Christmas?” Mr. W asked me last week.

For me, this is one of the toughest questions ever, especially when there’s nothing in particular I want.

Like this year.

Ugh.

Honestly, I could only think of one thing off the top of my head—hiking socks. When I said so, he groaned. Obviously, not the type of present he was looking to buy. But hey, I love hiking socks—wear them every day during the winter because they’re cushy and cozy and WARM. Oh, and they’re not cheap, either. Around $30 a pair. See? A good present, right? But he didn’t seem too gung-ho. So I tried again.

“A new comforter set would be nice. Of course, I’d want to pick it out...”

At which he gave me The Look.

So I tried again. “There is this purse I’ve been looking at online, but I don’t really need it, and I’d have to see it in person before I decide if I really want it...”

Another groan.

Hey, he asked.

So we’re back at square one with the shopping. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

 Do you tell people exactly what you want, or do you like them to figure it out on their own?How’s your wish list looking this year? Any socks on it?