Tuesday, 25 December 2007

The best ever Christmas present!

This year, I received the best ever Christmas present from my husband Chris. He was very romantic and wrote me a poem to tell me what the present was. Here are some bits of the poem:

"Yes time was what she craved, more than a thing.
I knew it at once, my ideas they did spring,
To a gift that would let her take time from the home,
and let her go into her garden and roam."

...but how can he give me time when I am looking after the baby full time AND have to get all of the cooking and cleaning etc done? There just isn't time left in the day! Chris can't help because he's already at work way too many hours each week and he's exhausted by the time he gets home.

"Yes, my Christmas gift is of labour aplenty,
and you don’t have to pay for it, not even a twenty.
It’s my gift to you so do not feel gilt,
just enjoy it and make sure the plants do not wilt."

So he's paid a cleaning lady to come once a month specifically to give me a day in the garden. I'm VERY impressed!

He even took away the reindeer names to make room for my veggies!

"Now Tomato, Now Pumpkin
Now, Onion and Rocket!
On, Carrot! On, Chilli!
On, Potato and Chive!
To the top of the lawn!
To the top of the compost!
Now dig away! Dig away!
Dig away all!"

How lucky can a girl get? Chris is definitely a keeper!


Maggie said...

What a wonderful gift for a new Mum!

Kate said...

Chris must be a special bloke.