Friday, December 9, 2011

Can I Wear My New Sweater?

      The other day we decided that it was time to wash the sweater that I wear around the house. So when I handed it to my wife I asked her if I should wear my new sweater. She hesitated and had a funny look on her face and then I said, "Or are you going to wrap it up for Christmas?"  She freely admitted yes that's what her plan was.

       For the last few years this has been a routine around here. Something that was bought during the year ends up under the Christmas tree.

      Shopping with me  goes like this. My wife will come home with a sweater. She will ask me to try it on and see if it fits. She will then ask me if I like it. I can't say no or I would hurt her feelings. So then the sweater is kept. It works like this for most of my clothes. She puts the item away and I soon forget about it and that's why it's so easy for her to put it under the tree. So if I have not been part of the decision it leaves my mind. 

the old sweater
     So I don't like shopping! I've told you that before. My wife loves shopping. She particularly likes watching for sales. She also likes looking around thrift shops, garage sales, craft sales and open houses. A place like Coombs market near Parksville, BC keeps her happy for hours.

      So I dug around in the closet and found a sweat shirt of some kind to wear in the house. Sweater problem solved.