Every year my dad asks me to shop for my mom. He gives me cash or card and sends me on my merry way to buy his presents for her. He is a great gift giver...but I think all the hustle and bustle this time of year keeps him from doing it himself. He is just not the type of guy to go to a crowded mall by himself and shop.
I look forward to it every year. My mom is fun to shop for, and because I have great taste, she is always very stylish after the holidays. :)
This year was no different. I got the cash and was ready to go, then I got an email from my mom. She asked me to tell dad that she would like a dress coat. OK, since I already had the $, and I was doing the shopping...dress coat noted.
The Captain was gracious enough to give up a date night and go to the mall and shop for my mom with me...he is a great guy! I had in mind the kind of coat I wanted to get my mom...but right before I purchased it I thought "I better call her and make sure this is what she had in mind.". So with all the stelth of a bull in a china shop I called and asked vauge questions about what she might want...I bought what I already had in my hand.
As I lay in bed that night a brilliant thought came to mind. If she already knows what dad is getting her...why not make if fun? So the next day I spent an hour and a half making my master piece. Just so you know...the coat is a beautiful winter white...but whan I was done it was a lovely shade of gold wrapping paper.
I wonder, when I bring it over on Christmas, if she will know what it is?
(Incidentally, I made my mom promise she wouldn't look at the blog until after Christmas...)