Out Of Ideas


My husband's company deploys the second half of every year. That means I have to do the Christmas shopping for everyone without any input from him. And truthfully, even the years he has been here, he's not that much help. After seven years, I am desperately running out of ideas for his side of the family. (My mom said, "Wait until you've used up 34 years of ideas for your in-laws...")

I had the thought today, while freaking out that I still didn't have anything for my father-in-law, that it might be nice to deploy somewhere and completely set aside any responsibility for thinking about anyone else but myself. I mean, he doesn't even get me birthday or Christmas presents while he's deployed. I'd like to see what would happen if I left my husband at home to have to do the holiday shopping for the whole family, his side and mine. I'd love to see what he'd come up with to get for everyone...

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