My girlfriends laughed and shook their heads at my husband's carelessness. Way to ruin a good surprise.
Fast forward to Christmas morning. Dirt gave me some great gifts, all the things I wanted. Then I spotted it, the small wrapped box. I smiled to myself and quietly pondered whether I should act totally surprised or fess up about the bear. I decided that I'd give him a good Christmas surprise reaction, but then tell him about the bear later.
I peeled back the paper on the neatly wrapped box and found myself staring at a Barnes and Noble gift card. Okaaaay. I looked back under the tree, in search of another small box. Nope. I smiled at Dirt, he smiled back. "Do you like everything", he asked. "Yup, you?", I smiled. "Yup".
"Um...where's my jewelry?" I asked.
Dirt looked utterly perplexed. "What do you mean?"
Then I told him about the bear and he laughed heartily at my ignorance. "Maya brought that bear home from daycare last week. I didn't know she had it in her hand when I picked her up, I saw it when I went to take her out of the truck. Did you even look at it? ..it's all raggedy - you can tell that thing isn't new. And do you really think that if I did get you jewelry, I would've given that bear to Maya?"