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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hint Hint Hint

After nearly 12 blissful years of marriage, I've learned many things. The Man will eat just about anything I put in front of him. He is way more ticklish than I am. And subtlety just doesn't work. If I want something, I have to a) make sure his computer and phone are no where in eyesight and b) just tell it to him straight without mincing words. And if I can send him a direct link, or just go ahead and buy it myself, that makes our little exchange even better.

Mother's Day is coming up. And I would really, really like a pretty mother's necklace with birthstones for all three of my littles. Unfortunately, there are some pretty tacky ones out there, especially around this time of year. So when Trying To Stay Calm announced a giveaway featuring a gorgeous locket, I immediately started this post. I know The Man pretends he doesn't read my blog but I've tricked him into admitting that he does so here goes:


Dear The Man,

You are a wonderful father and I'm sure you will admit that I'm a pretty awesome mom. So please go to the Pretty Peacock and get me one their birthstone necklaces. I'm thinking either this one or this one.

Sincerely,
Jessica G.

P.S.
Their birthstones are topaz, diamond, and blue garnet. Just in case.

14 comments:

Kristie said...

Oooo....pretty! Good choices! I hope that you get one of those lovely necklaces for Mother's Day!!! :D

Amanda said...

I am the type that totally just buys myself the "necklace" or whatever it may be....and say "this is for Mother's day." But we don't even usually give gifts...so no pressure..That's just us. Every marriage is different. I would just email the direct link...say I want this for mother's day!

Nat said...

I hope your subtle hint works! :)

Shauna said...

I hope you win this woman! Good Luck :)

MommyJ said...

My husband had to call me once and ask when our fourth child was born. He tried and tried to remember the birthday and just couldn't do it. It still makes me laugh. On a good note, he hasn't forgotten that particular birthday since!

Your PS almost made me spit out my water...

Lovely, lovely necklaces for sure!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I've found I need to be more direct with my sweet husband. He does not usually catch my subtle hints.

I also have a universe of craziness with four kids and a mortgage. :)

Good luck getting your necklace. Both of them are so cute!

Kristie said...

So, did you know that they are having a give away on "give away today" for pretty peacock? And they are running a 10% off special too. Just saying.....if your hint hasn't worked, perhaps you should hop on over there and check it out!!!! :)

Annette Lyon said...

Wise woman, you.

Jessica said...

I love that you spelled out their birth stones. Just in case. :) I hope you get it!

moonsword said...

Does he read the comments too? Then he should note
★ US order deadline: Monday, April 18 ★
and
♥ Mother's Day: Sunday, May 8 ♥
and
the way to a woman's heart is through her jewelry box. ;)

Sami said...

Niiiice! I think it's written somewhere in the man code, that they're not allowed to take subtle hints. Roon tries, but he's not often successful.
I hope you get all you want!
What day in April is your "diamond" baby? Bug and I are both April birthdays, so I was just curious...:)

Rupper Family said...

I love it Jess! I sometimes circle things in magazines and leave them out, or even add things to my amazon wish list. Blogging it though...very subtle...

Mary said...

My sexy beast doesn't do subtle either. Good call on the letter!! I would do the same, but my husband NEVER reads my blog...even when I send him direct links!

rocslinger said...

I don't get the "hint thing" that women ingage in. Isn't it simpler to just speak your mind. My wife always gives me a list of gifts she wants and than I buy something she's not expecting.

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