I got some nice things for Christmas, but Christmas for me is more about seeing my kids excited than what I might get. It’s not that I don’t like things. I really like things, but I have plenty of things already. There are some things I really want, but they would be difficult to impossible to give as gifts. Still, since I do have a birthday coming up in about 16 weeks I’ll make my wish list known in case anyone can manage to make even one or two of these things happen.
Stuff I want, in no apparent order:
- For all the bathrooms in my house to be self-cleaning.
- Same for the kitchen.
- Actually, just make the entire house self-cleaning. Thanks in advance.
- To have my 35 year old body back. (Seriously, I was in better shape than I was in my twenties.)
- A coffee tap that allows me to get a cup of coffee as easily as filling a glass of water.
- A margarita tap would also be nice.
- The ability to subscribe to HBO without having to subscribe to cable TV.
- Daily massages.
- Monthly pedicures.
- For my kids to consistently sleep through the night without “co-sleeping.”
- For my kids to sleep past 7 a.m. particularly on weekends and holidays.
- Money and time for a beach vacation…
- …ideally without the kids.
- More people clicking the Facebook like button on my blog posts (like this one) or liking my Facebook page. Those things shouldn’t matter, but as A City Mom points out, they do.
- A personal assistant in charge of paper: filing it or shredding it or making me do something with it before its deadline.
- A personal assistant in charge of email: like paper only there’s more of it.
- A babysitter who has no life or other jobs and is, therefore, constantly available when I need her even on short notice.
- The time and energy to read books.
- The time and energy to write plays.
- An Addams Family pinball game, and
- A pinball maintenance and repair person. (I just want to play pinball in my house whenever I want. I don’t want another chore.)
- Electronics that don’t become obsolete for at least 5 years, ideally 10.
- A walk in closet.
- The natural blond hair color of my youth.
- Hair that air dries looking like a perfect blow out.
- Or an imperfect blow out. Just something that looks like a hair style.
- To have the batteries replaced in my watches. (I have at least 5 watches, but only one is currently working.)
- To have the hems repaired on my pants and skirts. (Most of my work clothes are currently unwearable.)
- To have the heels repaired on the majority of my boots and work shoes. (Between this and the item above it’s amazing that I can still create a reasonably well-kempt look for work. Luckily, I’m off until January.)
- Speaking of work, I would like to be in an office instead of a cube…
- Or at least to be in a cube that is not adjacent to a high traffic water cooler and printer…
- Or at least not to feel singledby being the only person in my department with a cube instead of an office…
- Or at least to be above caring about my work environment or job satisfaction or feeling valued.
- To have someone else undecorate the Christmas tree and pack the ornaments. Oh, how I doing hate that.
- Dinner at Alinea (paid for including cab and babysitter).
- To achieve anything on my list of unattainable goals.
But more important than any of those I want
- My children to be safe and healthy.
- People to stop shooting each other.
- An end to cancer.
- The entire assortment of “Real Housewives” shows to go off the air.
I also accept gift certificates.
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