Sunday, December 2, 2007

Christmas Tag

Bia over at La DolceVita was kind enough to include me in a fun Christmas tag. It's an easy one ... list a favorite gift you received as a child, one you received as an adult, and one you would like to receive in the future. So, here goes:

1. My favorite gift as a child was this dance outfit I really, really wanted. I was about 15 and took a lot of dance classes, was on our high school drill team and I also was a student teacher. We did not have a lot of money and it was tight for my mom to pay for dance AND drill team. I taught dance because I loved it but also to help pay for my lessons and costumes. This particular year the dance teacher had several dance outfits, sweatsuits and other extra items for sale during the holiday season. There was this sweat suit I wanted so bad, it was baby blue with pink writing on it... something about dance with dance shoes. I knew we couldn't afford it, it was $40 for both the sweatshirt and sweatpants (and this was 22 years ago!). Well Christmas morning I knew what was in most of my boxes...or at least I thought I did, because my mom let me pick out the clothes I wanted so it would ensure I would like them. I opened up the last box and couldn't for the life of me remember what else I had picked out. Lo and behold in the box was my dance outfit I wanted. My mom bought it for me and hide it so I wouldn't know. I loved that outfit and in fact I still have it in a box downstairs. I can't wear it anymore... 22 years and 3 kids adds just a tad bit of weight, but I love it to this day.

2. My favorite gift as an adult was last years gifts. My husband (fiance last year at Christmas) took my kids shopping for me. My ex-husband had never taken the kids out for me and I had also been single for quite awhile in between. It meant so much to me that he took them to Target and gave them all some money and let them pick up whatever they wanted for me. My oldest bought me a candle set and shower gel and lotion. My middle son bought me a really soft blanket and a necklace. My daughter bought me a candle, a bracelet (which I really liked), and earrings. Although these items weren't pricey or from a fancy store, it meant more to me than any other gifts I have ever received.

3. This year for Christmas I want a day spa package. I have neglected my hair, my feet, my hands and everything else this year. It has been a hectic year with my job, getting married, daily kid stuff and I just haven't taken care of myself much and that is what I want most. Of course in addition to a healthy New Year for my family, a down fall of wealth for us, and World Peace.

I hate tagging specific people on these things, so if you thought this was fun to read and would like to do it yourself, consider yourself tagged! :)


Bia said...

That was truly lovely of your husband; what a thoughtful thing to do. And I'm sure it made your children feel extra special to be included in this way. God bless.

Cecily R said...

Oh what a nice husband and nice kids! Those truly are the best kind of presents. I love that your husband just took them and let them choose.

What great memories!

Cecily R said...

I hope you get your spa day by the way. Sounds heavenly.

MadMad said...

OK. Number 2 was the sweetest thing I ever, ever heard. You definitely got yourself a good one there!

Kathy said...

Awww so sweet! I could use a day spa package too, LOL hope you get it. These are really nice. Good luck and thank you for your wonderful comment.

Holly said...

I love what your husband with the kids. Incredibly sweet and thoughtful.

Staciesmadness said...

it is so great that your husband took the kids out, I bet they loved that too. My kids have the hardest time keeping a secret, but they are getting better. It is so fun to watch their faces TRYING so hard to not spoil the fun and then watching me open what they bought~! One of the great moments of Christmas. :)

I hope you get your spa package for this year. :D