February 8, 2011 3:07 am at 3:07 am #594862
birthday or anniversary gifts for my wife?
I’m married 8 years bh and running out of ideas
THANKS!February 8, 2011 3:10 am at 3:10 am #738295☕️coffee addictParticipant
get her a drill and when she says i don’t need one then say i do! JK
seriously, show her how much you appreciate her by giving her a self written card, or give her a voucher for a spaFebruary 8, 2011 3:10 am at 3:10 am #738296✡onegoal™Participant
Jewelry never gets boring for them. We always did a surprise party but that might not work for you.
one\__//goalFebruary 8, 2011 3:12 am at 3:12 am #738297
How about a cutely decorated box of “coupons” for all the things she’d appreciate?
Limit one per day!
Examples:I will wash the supper dishes,
one loooong shabbos afternoon nap,
one evening out together,
one uninterrupted conversation(I won’t even LOOK at my cell phone!),
one shopping spree at…..,etc.February 8, 2011 3:12 am at 3:12 am #738298yogiboobooMember
jewlery? sheital? has she been hinting to anything? gift certificate to a spa?February 8, 2011 3:19 am at 3:19 am #738299
Was thinking about the kindle but she didnt want it..
we do the one night away in hotel but would like to give her something to0…
yes jewlery is an idea but she has alot- so waiting for the milestone birthdays and anniversaries..February 8, 2011 3:31 am at 3:31 am #738300
eclipse awesome ideas!
I see you know what women want!February 8, 2011 3:50 am at 3:50 am #738301
Thanks!I happen to be one!February 8, 2011 3:58 am at 3:58 am #738302
one word…ARUBA!!! or CANCUN…either, or, everyone loves a vacaton!!!February 8, 2011 4:04 am at 4:04 am #738303
vacation is great but its easier said than done esp with work and the kids in the way…February 8, 2011 4:07 am at 4:07 am #738304
i know someone who went to st lucia for the weekend with her husband, left the kids at grandmas. no cell phone no computer no comunication whatsoever from the time they left the USA for the entire weekend, she said it was the best weekend of her life!!!February 8, 2011 4:12 am at 4:12 am #738305
st Louis or LucieFebruary 8, 2011 4:15 am at 4:15 am #738306
st lucia…in the carribeans…February 8, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #738307twiggyMember
it depends if you want to spend $.
i like eclipse’s idea!!!February 8, 2011 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm #738308
thnks,twiggy!February 8, 2011 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #738309mdpaMember
My husband got me a remote starter for my car for my birthday. I was like “OK.. thanks!” but my birthday is in Sept and now that it is freezing I LOVE it. Obviously if you have a garage it’s not a great gift b/c she wouldn’t necessarily have to be tznius to warm the car up but as I don’t have a garage it’s great for me!February 8, 2011 3:13 pm at 3:13 pm #738310apushatayidParticipant
Give her time to do whatever it is she wants. Tell her the next 2 sundays from 2-6 you are responsible for the kids and she is free to do whatever she wants. sleep, read, get a manicure, shop, visit friends. For a bonus, take care of supper and bedtime too.February 8, 2011 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #738311
” no cell phone no computer no comunication whatsoever “
Lucky for him, he was able to find minyan in a place that remote!February 8, 2011 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm #738312
As far as gifts, you can never go wrong with dinner reservations. Where doesnt matter, as long as they have linen tablecloths. Extra points scored if you need to drive more than 30 minutes to get to the place. Don’t ask why, its just the way it is.
After 20+ years, and dozens of meals out, Mrs. BP never tires of the chance to eat out. And she talks about it to her friends many more times than she does about jewelery.February 8, 2011 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #738313WolfishMusingsParticipant
Here’s a suggestion for you. I did this for our 13th wedding anniversary.
Go through your wedding album and find a picture of her wedding bouquet. Have that bouquet recreated with silk flowers and put into a nice-looking display case.
(I *love* thinking up romantic gift ideas)
The WolfFebruary 8, 2011 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #738314
After 20+ years, and dozens of meals out
That’s (relatively) not that often; no wonder it’s exciting!February 8, 2011 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #738315
” That’s (relatively) not that often “
Oh, you youngsters are such a joy!
Here’s how the numbers stack up:
50% of the “eating out” was probably done in the first 5 years
25% over the next 10
the remainder of dates out are still accumulating, but suffice to say, if the total resturant meals from anneversary # 25-50 total the number of trips in the first 5, I’ll be very pleased with my track record.
FYI – Its the same with photos taken of your 1st child vs the total taken of all subsequent children, new linen sets, and all the other “score keeper” things and events.
Doesn’t get less meaningful; it just gets less milage. Ask a senior if you think I’m kidding.February 8, 2011 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #738316WolfishMusingsParticipant
photos taken of your 1st child vs the total taken of all subsequent children
Heh, so true. 🙂
Reminds me of the truism: if you see parents with a baby and you want to know which child it is (in terms of birth order), just watch for a while and see what happens when the baby drops his/her bottle.
If it’s the first child, the parents will pick up the bottle, dump out the milk/formula, sterilize the bottle and nipple and prepare a brand new bottle.
If it’s the second child, the parents will pick up the bottle, run the nipple under water until it’s clean again and then give it back to the child.
If it’s the third child, the parents will simply kick the bottle back to the kid.
If it’s the fourth or subsequent child, the parents will tell the kid to get it him/herself.
The WolfFebruary 8, 2011 5:51 pm at 5:51 pm #738317
” sterilize the bottle “
I would even lift the things out of the boiling water with a (sterilized) knife so I would not get germs on it.
No recollection about what we did with the subsequent kids, but it must have been very similar to what you listed.
FYI – on the “jokes” thread about 2 weeks ago, there was a long list of parenting truisms, many of which I had not seen before.February 8, 2011 7:05 pm at 7:05 pm #738318
Just curious, how old do you think I am? (You don’t have to answer because I might not want to confirm or deny it:)
I only meant that many people I know go out to eat weekly. I probably go out to eat less frequently than you.February 8, 2011 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #738319
“how old do you think I am?”
Wild guess? 31.
You sound / speak old enough to be a young adult, but if you know people that eat out weekly, you’re probably in your mid to late 20sFebruary 8, 2011 8:28 pm at 8:28 pm #738320
” I probably go out to eat less frequently than you. “
I’d also like to add this; The “people who eat out weekly” many times turns out to be 10 people that ate out 1 each = 10 times, but you “hear” about it within your circle / network so many times, it seems like 100 meals.
Its the “everone is doing / getting / going” phenomenon. Us 40 year olds try to see thru the smoke and mirrors.
Oh, that reminds me… I gotta revive the “Olga’s” thread. See you later!February 8, 2011 8:34 pm at 8:34 pm #738321
Without commenting on my age, the people I’m referring to are in their 50’s and 60’s, are financially comfortable (not necessarily wealthy) and their kids are out of the house. I will say that I don’t fit into this category.February 8, 2011 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #738322
” 50’s and 60’s? “
50s maybe, but 60s? those are the ones that eat out the least, as every type of food gives them gas, heartburn, too much salt, too much ect.
And they (when I say they, I mean the men) hate staying out so late, so why can’t we stay home?
50s, Ok I’ll conceed to that. 60 y/o couples are ususaly so busy with simchas, they don’t have a day in the week to go out, even if they wanted to.February 9, 2011 2:35 am at 2:35 am #738323
bpt idk about minyan, it was just the couple and hashem :)!!February 9, 2011 8:48 am at 8:48 am #738324Mother in IsraelMember
BPT, I try hard not to be the grammar/spelling police, but I’m going to point this out just once since I’ve seen it in multiple posts of yours. Et cetera is abbreviated as etc., not ect.
Now back to your regularly scheduled program. 🙂February 9, 2011 5:29 pm at 5:29 pm #738325
Thanks Ma, but the word I’m trying to abbreivate is eck-set-tra (that’s the word we use in Bklyn..kinda like woulda,gonna,gotchya, ect)
Sorry, I could’nt resist!February 9, 2011 5:31 pm at 5:31 pm #738326
just the couple and hashem :)!!
Of course, the Boreh Olam was there, but was He happy?February 9, 2011 7:50 pm at 7:50 pm #738327Mother in IsraelMember
Ah, excetra. I knew that. 🙂February 10, 2011 2:06 am at 2:06 am #738328IrishYidMember
read between the lines, women sometimes give hints as to what they’d like for a gift…but luckily for us males, many women are of the kind-hearted type and follow the “it’s the thought that counts” rule…saved my life a couple of times, that rule did..February 10, 2011 2:51 am at 2:51 am #738329
See “In the Doghouse”(I think?) by Aish.com about getting the wrong present for your wife!100% kosher and funny!February 10, 2011 3:27 am at 3:27 am #738330IrishYidMember
I think a good gift for a good wife is a good husbandFebruary 10, 2011 3:52 am at 3:52 am #738331
Irish—if that’s all you ever give,you may lose that title!!
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