Just a Thought.......
Face it, fellows, Christmas is coming, and we are already in pre-panic stage.
We must get something for the “little lady” and it must be something significant.
Never mind what she says! That murmured sweet nothing, “Oh, I don’t need anything, Honey!” means just that. She does not NEED anything. That does not mean she does not WANT anything.
But, it must be the right anything, if you are to score enough points for a Happy Holiday that will extend into the New Year. So, here are some hints:
-Ask the kids, especially if you are lucky enough to have a teen-age daughter. They know what women want and they actually listen to your wife complain about what you never get her.
-Ask her best friend. She knows. But, beware. If she says she will have to think about it and get back to you, it will cost you more, because she is stalling for enough time to ask your wife what she would really like to have.
-Look around the house, especially in her closet and jewelry box. Notice what kind of clothing and jewelry she likes and what she does not have. Match both of those things and you will be a Hero- Santa.
-Listen. Good wives drop hints on a regular basis, usually in the midst of those conversations to which we are not really listening. Listen. It will help you get the right gift and it will earn you early favor.
-If all else fails, ask her. This choice is last because it makes you look like you don’t pay attention to her. If that were not bad enough, she will probably not tell you what her dream gift is, as you are supposed to know that.
One last word: You don’t have to follow this advice, but, I may be the only husband you know who once bought his wife five articles of clothing for Christmas, none of which she returned for size and selection correction. It’s just a thought . . . . .
Rev. David Fischer, is Interim Pastor at First Christian Church in Lexington