Rule of Smith Gift Giving
Rule #1. (Only one rule to remember.)
No patience involved. A Smith is so excited about the present they picked out they want you to OPEN NOW!
Trust me on this one.
Um… this rule might only apply to me and Lil Brother Smith, but if you plan on dating or marrying one of us, this rule is VERY IMPORTANT! Right Dayna?
Anyhow, I tell thee this because the belated birthday present I bought for B arrived in his mail today. He told me so. But he won’t OPEN IT because he wants to wait until I am there with him.
NATURALLY MY RESPONSE WAS DRIVE OVER HERE NOW!
And do you know what he said next? DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAID NEXT?
After saying “someone is a little excited…”
He said…”I HAVE TO SHAVE FIRST.”
SHAVE? SHAVE BEFORE OPENING PRESENTS?
SHAVE before opening these perfect Tee Shirts?
Ah, I love finding the perfect gift.
B happens to be an atheist punk, lover of anarchy and Ralph yet born on the 4th of July and is currently disguised as a *nice guy* who is a computer geek fixer-upper by trade. VERY deceptive. I’d swear he was a Republican with Preppy Glasses but not one bit.
(For those of you who met him you would agree, right?)
Sigh…I choose the leftiests of lefties I swear.
But you know, this one is also charming and sweet and kind (to me) and smart and talkative…so…
B just rang the doorbell and had the package in his hand. I told him to open it right away while on the porch and sat down and waited. He laughed and proceeded to tell me a story about his family at CHRISTMAS when he takes his time and slowly unwraps each present in front of him and then talks for a while and folds the paper to save for later use and and and is EXTREMELY patient and careful and is always the last one to open everything.
Um…OPEN NOW!!! NO TALK OF CHRISTMAS!!!
I love giving presents…I like getting them, but LOVE giving them.
Patience vs. EXTREMELY IMPATIENT AND EXCITED. Who will win?