Valentines Day is just around the corner and every year for the past few years, my son and I have an ongoing laugh about an incident that happened a few years ago….My Husbands Economical Valentine Gift.
First you need to know a little about my husband…he’s…well…economical…frugal..well I’ll just say it..CHEAP! LOL What do I mean by that..well he cannot stand to spend any amount of $$ on anything..it’s really hard for him. If he goes shopping at any time with anyone in our family and the amount at the cash register is a little higher than he expected..well he starts humming. Yep humming.. It starts with a sigh and then he kind of looks around..then catches the eye of whoever he’s with and just starts humming… it’s really hilarious…I guess it’s his way of relieving stress without freaking out! LOL
My husband has brought me some amazing gifts over the years with his dumpster diving mentality..no I mean really dumpster diving! Years ago he was working at a Christian School at a church…and people would throw away tons of “treasures” after a potluck..many really nice dishes, if after a long while nobody claimed them..One year he brought me home a beautiful white platter from Italy that had been thrown away.. I still have it and love it..LOL
So you get my picture..he’s.. well “economical” …
On to my little chuckle..Well I LOVE flowers! Everyone in my fam knows this..
A few years ago on Valentines Day my husband was a little late coming home from work…I wondered what he had up his sleeve for this very special day…as we proclaim our love for one another. My kids get a little excited too, seeing Mom and Dad love on one another in word and deed and sweet little gifts. Well this year just about knocked me off my socks…FOR GOOD!
My husband snuck quietly into the house..I could hear him whispering to my son..who was about 13..I could hear the whispering getting louder and all of a sudden my husband rounds the corner with the hugest smile, a card, a bag of my fave candy..peppermint patties and a Rose…
My heart skipped a beat..oh how he loves me..and oh how I love him..my arms stretched wide to give him a big hug and kiss..
What?! What is this?..a wooden Rose?..
I kid you not..it was one of those hokey wooden Roses that you get from the Dollar Store. I just about fell over..it was not even pretty! Ummm..I said “thank you honey” and gave him a big kiss…I tried real hard to hold back the hysteria that was welling up inside of me…
My son was in the background with the funniest look on his face and after my husband went to take a shower..my son say’s “Mom..I can’t believe Dad bought you that ugly wooden Rose?!” “I mean it’s Valentines Day!” We just about died laughing! We were laughing so hard that we were crying!
Tell me..how does a 13 year old Boy know that this is not really a good gift for Valentines Day and a grown man doesn’t even get a clue! LOL
Now you may think…isn’t that so sweet..it’s the thought that counts..
C mon now…he bought it from the Dollar Store! It cost $1 and was ugly! No not thoughtful at all.
Do you wonder what a man might be thinking when he buys such a treasure? Well…he says that he bought it because he knows how much I love flowers and that this flower would last forever just like his love!
It sounds romantic doesn’t it? But if you live with this man..of many wonders..I’m afraid that spending maybe a little over a $1 for Valentines Day may have been appropriate…this One time..oh brother! Maybe one of these days he will go to a real live flower store or possibly order online from GlobalRose.com Roses. Until then..I just gotta laugh..LOL
By the way..I love my husband dearly..just didn’t want you to think I was bashing the poor guy..well maybe a little LOL..but I still Love him..He has many, many other fine qualities!
I’ll let you know what happens this year..in the mean time..my son and I can’t help but laughing every year at my husbands “economical” gift.
My last flower Bouquet from my garden from 2012 Summer.
What is the funniest gift your husband ever got you?
Linking up with: Why I Love My Husband over at Happy Wives Club