I am not sure what to get my tech husband for Christmas this year. After all, he has enough electronic gizmos to open up a mini Fry's on our cull de sac. He doesn't eat much and he doesn't drink much either. While this might sound like the description of a self-contained houseplant, let me assure you that my husband is indeed very real... he's just not needy.
But I still want to get him something nice.
And so... I've opted for something practical and sexy. Something economic, yet pricey enough to show that I care. I am going to splurge for... are you ready for this... a pair of 34x34 501 button fly jeans!
I have my reasons:
1. He doesn't have many pants. Out of 3 pairs, two he uses for yard work.
2. He looks damn sexy in his Levis if I do say so myself.
3. The third pair of jeans he has are pink. You know... because washing them with a bright red new tee shirt wasn't my most brilliant move on the planet.
* Note: If I were truly a spectacular wife I would replace his underwear also. But knowing he's going to a high powered corporate job in neon pink briefs just makes me laugh to no end.
In closing, let me say that in addition to a new pair of pants, I just found this article for him. It mentions that his long obsession with Star Trek teleporting might not be confined to the boob tube any longer. All I know is if I can be in one place - say the laundry room - but beam myself into a Starbucks for a cappucino at the same time - my life might just be complete.
Though likely Rex's undies would never remain white. I'm not a great multi-tasker.
But I am a great gift giver. I hope he likes his jeans. And more than that, I hope he knows how much I love him.
This holiday season, I hope you enjoy the gifts of a great marriage also.
Posted by Andrea Frazer
Reprinted with Permission of Hearst Communications, Inc.