Monday, October 14th is Kevin and my 7th anniversary. You might remember that each year we give traditional gifts to each other. On our 3rd anniversary Kevin gave me The (famous) Love Jar, which started a competition between Kevin and himself. How can he out-do the previous year’s gift?
More importantly, how is it that everything turns into a competition?
I do not participate in the competition. I know I am not going to win, as each year Abbie clearly tells me, “Kevin’s gift is so much better than yours.”
So I go for practical or sweet. Or I just bake something. I always win at baking.
The 5th Anniversary was Wood:
I made him this because we love subway art. The frame is made of wood (hee hee.)
Kevin hand carved me this bear. His name is Henry and yes, he does have a scarf on because winter is coming. Kevin also burned Henry’s eyes and nose with a torch to give him a cooler “look.”
He effing carved me a BEAR people. And it is important to note that he has no carving experience whatsoever.
The 6th Anniversary was Iron:
I will be honest with you. The minute after I opened Henry the Bear, Kevin said that he already knew what he was doing for our next anniversary so I wasn’t exactly motivated to be super creative.
I gave him this:
It is practical and certainly beats the 3M hooks we previously had for our keys. Plus, every time I look at it I think of how I thought Kevin was having an affair…
So about a month before our 6th anniversary, Kevin comes home from work with his shirt on INSIDE OUT.
Well… if your husband came home from work with his shirt on inside out, what would you think?
He promptly said that he must have put it on the wrong way in the morning. Now, I am the chief launderer around here and I know damn well I don’t give back shirts that are inside out.
Plus he had tags hanging out all over. He didn’t notice that? Nobody at work noticed that? C’mon!!
I’ll admit I was a little perturbed at his explanation knowing full well that he was lying. I mean, how could he have an affair? Wouldn’t I know? When would he have the time?
I looked him over more than a few times with my eyebrows arched which is probably why he had me open the 6th Anniversary Present early.
Yep. He did it again. First he drew it out. Then he shaped the iron and had the pieces welded.
Oh and the question of his shirt being inside out?
He was in the process of making me this before he went in another direction. It was gonna be a man and a woman. He had taken his shirt off because it was so messy to make.
This year is Copper or Wool:
Do you think he bought a sheep and is going to make me a sweater? I am always cold…
He says he is done with trying to out-do himself. I hope not because I have the coolest gifts ever.
I guess we will have to see.
If your husband/wife came home with his/her shirt inside out, what would you think?