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Old 03-06-2009, 06:47 PM   #11
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I think Parker36 has it.

I hadn't considered the B&B approach that seems to be the concensus thus far.

She'd love that!

For about 2, maaaaaybe, 3 hours and then she'd get to pining for her offspring. I might be able to "occupy" her thoughts for 5 to 15 (realistically) minutes further at that point. 20 if I include the time it takes to dis-robe. She doesn't smoke so, thats about as far as that would go.

Ayup. My wife is difficult and the epitome of the Mother Hen. She can barely get through a work day without checking-in on her children. Yes, she will drive to the daycare on her lunch hour to satiate herself and her need to verify the safety and condition of her children.

In the nearly 3 years my first has been here, we have NEVER had friends or family attend to them. We have ALWAYS adjusted our schedules or brought him (them) with.

Hence, my conundrum of WTF to do for this lady.

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:49 PM   #12
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washing machines or garbage disposals tend to make nice anniversary gifts, right? huh, maybe that's why I'm single...
Ha. Too late! Just recently bought a new dishwasher and replaced the disposal. She wants a new double oven but, haven't found any SS Convection ovens for $500.00. Let me know if you find a new one for that price.

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:51 PM   #13
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It's great to have a wife (or husband) that is dedicated to the children, but you really need to look at breaking that bond a little and getting her away more often. If starting out with 2 hours 15 minutes and 37seconds of alone time is the path to that, then you've got to start somewhere.

Seriously, it's a PITA to shop for women even when they do have hobbies, you never know if you are buying the right thing anyhow.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:51 PM   #14
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You should get her a puppy. Nothing gets along like little kids and puppies! Not only that, but it will give her another thing to baby. Trust me on this one, she will love you for it.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:54 PM   #15
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Go karts!!!

I've never been to a nice B and B (or a crappy one for that matter). I've just always been leery of going somewhere where I have to face people that have heard my marmot-like mating calls the next day. I like the hotel idea because it provides more anonymity for rambunctious good times, vs. sleeping in a cozy bedroom potentially next to another couple.

But a B and B does seem more charming and cozy.
Marmot like? Geesh. My girl gets into it but only in stealth mode. I think she's afraid Allah might hear her or something.

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:57 PM   #16
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You should get her a puppy. Nothing gets along like little kids and puppies! Not only that, but it will give her another thing to baby. Trust me on this one, she will love you for it.
Ha. Thanks. Muslims aren't fond of dogs. The boy would love it, the wife might have a bigger bite.

Damn! I am screwed!

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #17
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Just take her out to a nice dinner, then take her shopping for some jewelry.
$500 may not buy her much, but she'll have something to remember. Who's going to remember staying at a b&b?

 
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Just take her out to a nice dinner, then take her shopping for some jewelry.
$500 may not buy her much, but she'll have something to remember. Who's going to remember staying at a b&b?
That will prolly be what happens. Everything else has "issues" and I got bupkiss" elsewise.

She'd remember the B&B. As long as it includes an Island, a private spa, and executive halal chef. I'd just remember the fee and how crappy the beer was.

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:39 PM   #19
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Congrats on the strong marraige and the strong family. My buddies wife is like that.. Just meant to be a mom. It is a beautiful thing. No, she does not have any sisters.. I checked.

My suggestion would be a nice dinner at home,you cook. Then when the little ones go to bed, a card, with a letter inside telling her exactly what you have told us.

Ex.

(name)
You are an absolute gift, and mean the world to me.. You are such a loving mom to our kids, and a really good wife. As you know, you can be hard to buy gifts for..
I love you more than anything, you mean the world to me. I have $XXX. saved so that you can spoil yourself.


If this works,
you can ship the beer to me. at your leisure,
or I like sports authority, morebeer, or sears gift cards

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:43 PM   #20
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My first wife and I will be celebrating our 11th anniversary in early April

You have more than one? damn I feel for ya man....






Buy her something silver like a BC with a 15lb hopper.

Pretty much all good advise given so I can't expand on it.
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