Shake down!

Sunday night when I was putting my seven year old to bed, I remembered that Valentines Day was the next day.
Then I remembered how long he and my husband had been out Saturday afternoon.
So I asked, “What did Daddy get me for Valentines Day?”

The smile that appeared on his face told me everything I needed to know.

But he replied, “We didn’t get you anything for Valentines Day.”

“Yes, you did.”

“No we didn’t.”

“Yes, you did.”

“No, we didn’t.”

Realizing that manipulation tactics were in order, I said, “I’ll give you ten bucks if you tell me what you got me.”
“We didn’t get you anything.”

“What jewellery store did you guys go to?”

“We didn’t go to a jewellery store.”

“You were gone for an awfully long time on Saturday. Did you get me the bracelet I wanted?”

image from here

The kid is laughing now.


I so knew I was getting the bracelet.

Monday morning, though, when I leave for school, there is no card or box on the kitchen counter.
When I return from school, still no bracelet.
So I corner the seven year old.

When my husband returned from work, had his supper, showered, and there still wasn’t any sign of my bracelet, I asked, “What did you get me for Valentines Day?”

“Was I supposed to get you something?” he asked, suddenly looking confused.
Because apparently Valentines Day is confusing.

“Come on, you got me something!”

“No, I didn’t.”
More  confusion.

“Yes, you did.”

“No, I didn’t.”

Then he left the room.

So this is what I got for Valentines Day.

Apparently my confused husband thinks this is what every girl wants.

I followed on his heels.
“How come you didn’t get me a present?”

He then said, “Do you need me to buy you a present to show you my love?”

Yes I do.

He adds, “If it makes you feel better, I THOUGHT of getting you a present all day.”

Later on when he came to bed to put the moves on me for some Valentines Day lovin’ this is what he got:

As I was turning away from him to go to sleep, I said, “If it makes you feel any better, I THOUGHT of doing you all day.”

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127 Responses to Shake down!
  1. Yvonne
    February 16, 2011 | 5:17 am

    Whaaaat??? NOTHING??? I thought for sure, especially after watching your adorable son's video, that he got you something! And then he wanted a lil sumtin' sumtin' on the side??? Oh HELL TO THE NO! LMAO!

  2. On My Soapbox
    February 16, 2011 | 5:28 am

    Hmmmm, it appears that son is taking after father in both the looks and personality departments. ;-)

  3. Marty
    February 16, 2011 | 5:30 am

    That's what I'm talkin' bout…show him you can play that game much better. lmao

  4. SherilinR
    February 16, 2011 | 5:30 am

    hmm… that video is totally suspect. i think he got you something. maybe it was a test. no put out, no pandora. you ought to go give him some favors & see what transpires afterwards. he might have it hidden in his bedside drawer for post-coital gifting.

  5. Beckysworld
    February 16, 2011 | 5:32 am

    Must be some kind of stupid man thing going around because I got the exact same gift as you.

  6. Jenner
    February 16, 2011 | 5:32 am

    Bwa ha ha, perfect comeback!

  7. Felicia
    February 16, 2011 | 5:48 am

    bwahahaha omg thats great!!!

    I can't say I didn't get anything, in fact I think Mr E is off the hook for a few years on the Valentines thing. He got me a brand new tread mill for V-Day this year. (yes its what I wanted lol)

  8. Misfits Vintage
    February 16, 2011 | 6:00 am

    I am indignant on your behalf and demand to know what the hell they WERE doing on Saturday if not jewellery shopping for you!

    I'd put a tail on him, Magnum PI style, if I were you. You wanna hire me? My rates are totally reasonable PLUS I have some amazing vintage trench coats that I could totally rock while I was doing surveillance. Oh, I'm sorry, was this not all about me…?

    Sarah xxx

  9. Misfits Vintage
    February 16, 2011 | 6:00 am

    I am indignant on your behalf and demand to know what the hell they WERE doing on Saturday if not jewellery shopping for you!

    I'd put a tail on him, Magnum PI style, if I were you. You wanna hire me? My rates are totally reasonable PLUS I have some amazing vintage trench coats that I could totally rock while I was doing surveillance. Oh, I'm sorry, was this not all about me…?

    Sarah xxx

  10. The Restaurant Manager
    February 16, 2011 | 6:10 am

    I'll say this: He's got some Cojones for trying score after coming up empty in the gift category!

  11. The Adorkable Ditz
    February 16, 2011 | 6:27 am

    Bahahahahaha. Now that I know what your voice sounds like all these conversations are a lot funnier.

    Sorry about that though.

    We should skype sometime!

    The Adorkable Ditz' Missteps

  12. Lazarus
    February 16, 2011 | 6:44 am

    Sandra, your son is such a cute kid, and we can see that he has quite a bit of your spunk in him! I'm shocked that hubby didn't get you anything but just as well b/c it made for a great post…Thanks for sacrificing so that we could be entertained!

  13. Jessica
    February 16, 2011 | 7:28 am

    Doesn't the name of your blog give your husband a hint that you expect him to get you something for Valentine's day. The questioning was hilarious, poor kid.

  14. Not So Simply Single
    February 16, 2011 | 8:11 am

    Laughing out loud over here…

    I LOVE IT….Most women don't admit that they want something sweet from their husband.

    I used to remind my fiance' that is was Valentine's a week before… and if I think he forgot (because he was sooooo busy with work) I would write a check for the lovely piece of jewelry that I just KNOW he wanted to get me… I have so many beautiful things I have gotten for Valentines…they fill up my jewelry box ( I always was a good shopper!)

    Take that (showing cold shoulder) for NOT A FUCKING THING.

    Men…when will they EVER learn?

    ah ha


  15. jess
    February 16, 2011 | 9:56 am

    omg, your son is SO cute. i love when he goes “of ALL things in the world…” hahaha, hilarious.

    also hilarious? that your hubs thought you were going to bone him after not getting you a present. hahahaha!

  16. hoodyhoo
    February 16, 2011 | 11:50 am

    HA! If that doesn't teach him, he's unteachable!

  17. myevil3yearold
    February 16, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    You tried to weasle the info out of a 7 year old? Bahaha!

    How smar he is. He finalyy told you what you wanted to hear.

    I love your comeback line

  18. Sparkling
    February 16, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    He's the youngest right? That means that boy has been adn will be tortured his whole life. Waterboarding woudln't make that kid budge. I loved the WHAT? I CAN”T HEAR YOU!!!

    Pandora, Uggs. I'm not sure this friendship could last in real life.

  19. Mrsblogalot
    February 16, 2011 | 12:10 pm

    LOL!! The longer you hold out …the more you'll get next year.

    Don't cave.

    Bracelets of the future are at stake! (-:

  20. Diane
    February 16, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    He totally deserved that!

  21. Joann Mannix
    February 16, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    That boy is a rock star and I can see he has your funny.

    Not a fucking thing? What is wrong with him? I love your response to your hubs. The longer you give him not a fucking thing, the more he'll remember how important Valentine's Day is.

  22. Mamma has spoken
    February 16, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    Which makes you wonder what the hell were they doing all that time.
    Your son is a charmer in the 'I can't hear you' department. My sons tell me the same thing when they don't want to answer my questions;o)
    As for hubby you should have reminded him about the hot monkey sex he would have gotten IF he had bought you the bracelet.

  23. Just call me Yankee
    February 16, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    I'm stopping by to say hello back. I can't believe you didn't get anything for valentines day. He totally deserved to get nothing back. Hahahaha.

  24. Sausage Fingers
    February 16, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    Nice post, I hope hubby learned his lesson – Jewelry = Sex.

  25. Deborah
    February 16, 2011 | 1:23 pm


  26. lyndylou
    February 16, 2011 | 1:56 pm


  27. Raven
    February 16, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    That is a beautiful bracelet. And I don't think he should get a fucking thing until you get it. And flowers. Roses. 2 dozen. Long stemmed. And a big fat apology.

  28. KittyCat
    February 16, 2011 | 2:10 pm

    The last line sounds like something my sportsman would say.
    I lucked out this year, my sportsman doesnt really buy into the who holiday but he knows its important to me.
    he got me a new ring, a mini snow globe and some beautiful white tulips with one single red rose.

    He went over the top this time.
    To prove a point that he is fighting for our relationship.
    Awwww how sweet.
    I wish it were that easy though.

  29. Pink Feather Paradise
    February 16, 2011 | 2:24 pm

    I have for the last 14 years gotten not a friggin thing too! So I wrote a post trying to get people (men) to nbe bothered… instead a gang of lovely bloggy friends posted me cards and gifts and my other half squirmed and fretted and was finally “guilted” into purchasing me a gift and a card! whoo hoo for supportive blogging friends…

    People say its so comercialised and its only a day and why should they buy you something on valentines as they should show you they love you all year… but they don't Show us “jack” ….. and be honest ladies… we all want to be swept off our feet… pampered and drowned in appreciation…. and breath! ;D

    I love your come back to him! way to go!

    and your boy is too cute for words!

    x Alex

  30. EmptyNester
    February 16, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    Your gift to him was absolutely perfect! LOL

  31. Chris
    February 16, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    First time commenter.
    Love the writing!!

  32. Queen B
    February 16, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    LOL – way to make the punishment fit the crime!

    Your husband needs training ASAP!

  33. The Minute Man's Wife
    February 16, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    OMG! Love it! You get what you give bubba!

  34. laughingmom
    February 16, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    You owe your son $10. He told you they didn't get you anything!

  35. Busy Bee Suz
    February 16, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    Oh my gosh….you are so crazy funny.
    I laughed so hard at your last line.
    Your kids are adorable!!!!!

  36. DCHY
    February 16, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    Tit for tat. I got my wife a car and she got me…nothing. To be fair, the car was 1:64 scale, but hey, it's a Bugatti Veyron! :)

  37. nitebyrd
    February 16, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    ACK! Unthinkable! You gave him the “present” he deserved! Now don't give in until that Pandora is on your wrist! I'm sure they have a charm for “husbands-that-don't-get-their-wives-Valentine's-Day-presents”, it's probably a blue ball type charm. ;)

  38. Lin
    February 16, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    lmfao…you're hilarious! I am however sorry that you didn't get your bracelet.

  39. " Hit It......."
    February 16, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    Holly Crap! I would be pissed too. Love the payback!

  40. Eva Gallant
    February 16, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Your son is adorable! And I love your response to hubby…I thought about doing you all day! lol

  41. becca
    February 16, 2011 | 3:39 pm

    score one for the girls team loved this

  42. Cake Betch
    February 16, 2011 | 3:49 pm


    February 16, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    I LOVE your graphic in the header, it's fabulous.
    I don't really care about Valentine's Day but I LOVE any excuse for a present. I went WITH my hubs and picked out my own. Which he likes better than when I just buy something and show him what he got me.

  44. Baby Sister
    February 16, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    Haha. I loved your response to the hubby. Hopefully next year he'll do better. :)

  45. Joanne
    February 16, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Oh my, i'm so pleased my friend has pointed me in your direction. I haven't stopped laughing. What a great post, I love your reply to his come on.

  46. Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal
    February 16, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    I love that kid! He has spunk. But how did HE know about Pandora? I love the “of all the things in the world..”

    So I read it to my hubby and he cracked up. He said, you mean he KNEW what to get and still didn't get it? (Mine has to have a list in order to shop.) Then he asked, so what did she get him? I think you gave him the gift that keeps on giving. You know, until the bracelet appears.

  47. Two Normal Moms
    February 16, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    That little guy is adorable! As for your hubs, he sounds like mine. “I didn't get you anything so why don't I give you some of this?” Uh, no. I think not.

  48. Lolamouse
    February 16, 2011 | 4:21 pm

    I feel your pain! I got my husband chocolate, a card, and wrote him a poem called “We're Still Here (I swear-it's posted on my blog: He made me a card with a picture of a basset hound in a toilet. Said he knows that I don't like “overly sentimental” things. OK, we did go out for dinner earlier in the week, but really?!!

  49. pattypunker
    February 16, 2011 | 4:25 pm

    bwhahaha that'll teach him the thought doesn't count.

  50. Hannah
    February 16, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    Your son is so darn cute! But men can be so clueless sometimes.

    I also wanted to tell you that I have an award for you over at my blog.

  51. twelvedaysold
    February 16, 2011 | 4:48 pm

    You son is adorable.

  52. Impulsive Addict
    February 16, 2011 | 4:49 pm


    I'm sorry that you didn't get anything.

    Men are stupid.

  53. Stephanie
    February 16, 2011 | 5:11 pm

    Hahahaha! I love this. I love the video best of all. His expressions are awesome.

  54. Lori
    February 16, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    How is it that most men are completely clueless? I LOVE your comeback as you went to bed that night. Priceless!

  55. Bouncin' Barb
    February 16, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    So my kind of gal! Hillarious.

  56. randine
    February 16, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    When I first saw that picture of that necklace a surge of jealousy coursed through me. And then I saw what you actually got and I felt somewhat satisfied, I have to admit. Because what I got– what every woman wants–
    an oversized pair of Tinkerbell pajamas with the phrase “I don't do mornings!” written on the back.
    I asked him what he was thinking and he said he let the kids pick it out. I was like “Well, there's you first problem right there. Let a 2 year old pick it out? I'm lucky I didn't get a Tonak truck.
    Men so suck.

  57. Rebecca
    February 16, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    Oh good Lord he is so stinking cute!

  58. meleah rebeccah
    February 16, 2011 | 5:38 pm

    Your son is totally-super-adorable. But, I can't believe you didn't get a fucking thing!

  59. Kristina P.
    February 16, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    Hey, we got the same thing!

    But actually, I am fine with that. I am not really a fan. I would much rather go out to dinner and spend time together. Or get a giant diamond necklace.

  60. MamaKK922
    February 16, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    Hilarious. I love your come back.

  61. Annabelle
    February 16, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Laughing my ass off.

    With you. Not at you.

    You are laughing right?

  62. Lightning Bug's Butt
    February 16, 2011 | 6:10 pm

    That's terrible.

    Throw the guy a handy, at least.

  63. Yankee Girl
    February 16, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    I got my husband a gift a week before Valentine's Day, and just to be nice and give him a heads up so he wouldn't feel like an ass for not getting me something, I told him I got him a gift.

    I gave him a week to be prepared and get me something.

    But he didn't. He forgot to go out and get me a gift. He says he was really busy.

    That fucker.

  64. Nari
    February 16, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    As Mr. Gump would say, “Stupid is as stupid does.” (and clearly, stupid is NOT getting laid until stupid DOES get the damn bracelet)

  65. anSeL
    February 16, 2011 | 6:28 pm

    i love your kid! he's so cute!

  66. Ms.Wasteland
    February 16, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    That's so funny! Are you holding out till he ponies up the bracelet?

  67. Omgirl
    February 16, 2011 | 6:56 pm

    Wow, you really tried to find out what you got ahead of time?! If I find out about presents ahead of time accidentally, I get so mad! I love a good surprise, and any hints make me lose it. You're funny! Do you peek at Christmas presents? Cause I never did that either. But to me the surprise is at least as fun as the present itself.

    p.s. Sorry you didn't get anything. :(

  68. Joanne
    February 16, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    My Husband did that ONCE…just ONCE! I held it over his head for days and days and days and years! ;o) Blessings, Joanne

  69. Crystal Escobar
    February 16, 2011 | 7:12 pm

    Haha, you are hilarious!!! What a jerk, as if he would get any action after that! I'd be the same way :)

  70. Just Sayin...
    February 16, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    hahahah classic hahahaha

  71. Kristen
    February 16, 2011 | 7:54 pm

    omg no way did he not get your anything?! I thought for sure with the way your kiddo was that you got that bracelet! Which btw your kids is too stinking cute!

  72. Torrie
    February 16, 2011 | 8:24 pm

    I am soooooooo weak laughing at this entry!!!!

  73. Steadfast Ahoy!
    February 16, 2011 | 8:56 pm

    When our youngest was 4, he reported at bedtime that he and Papa had been to the drug store to buy poison! Say What???????????

    It took a moment before I got it. My birthday was the next day and my heart's desire was the then parfum de jour, “Poison”. I did my very best to act surprised and of course very pleased when I received my gift the next day.

    It sounds like your husband and mine are cut from the same cloth. No Valentines presents here, but he did take me out to dinner.

  74. Tonya
    February 16, 2011 | 9:01 pm

    I'm sorry but that is the funniest thing ever. That video was cracking me up. Didn't think you would sound like you do. I say go buy yourself that bracelet ;)

  75. CkretsGalore
    February 16, 2011 | 9:18 pm

    Hey we like had the same valentines day gifts!

    To be fair I was pretty hurting and even moaned through tears. THIS IS THE WORST VALENTINE'S DAY EVAH!
    So he gave me what pampering he could while in the camp room.

    I'm a hopeless romantic but physically I couldn't do a damn thing.

  76. twilightgazing
    February 16, 2011 | 9:43 pm

    All's fair in braclet giving and love giving :) .

    Your son is super adorable, love that giggle.

  77. Shell
    February 16, 2011 | 9:47 pm

    Oh, no! That sucks!

    I had to take my laptop in to the Geek Squad on Monday to get it fixed and we thought it would be covered by our warranty, but NO. So, I called the hubs crying that they were holding my laptop hostage and I couldn't get it back unless we paid their extortionate fee. He told me to pay it and then said, “Happy Valentine's Day.”

    Um, I guess that's a gift…

  78. Coffeypot
    February 16, 2011 | 10:41 pm

    Sounds like he got screwed pretty good when you rolled over and showed him your backside. However, doing that to me is like offering an alterative…

  79. tattytiara
    February 16, 2011 | 11:26 pm

    Ha! Very funny.

  80. Deborah
    February 16, 2011 | 11:33 pm

    Nicely done!

    My guy and yours got the same thing! hehehe

  81. caterpillar
    February 17, 2011 | 12:03 am

    I hope the husband's alright…:)

  82. Linda Medrano
    February 17, 2011 | 12:19 am

    Your son is hysterically funny. Your husband (in this case) not so much!

  83. Sarahf
    February 17, 2011 | 12:51 am

    If nursing doesn't work out, you should join the CIA, they need your questioning skills. Love that you cornered your son (who is hilarious by the way). Surely this means you can take hubby's credit card and buy the bracelet for yourself. Right?

  84. Jenny Brown
    February 17, 2011 | 1:25 am

    Men are idiots! That's all I have to say!

  85. MommaKiss
    February 17, 2011 | 2:21 am

    my husband showered me with gifts, dinner at home, cleaning, etc.

    I gave him a used U.S. Weekly.

    We rock.

  86. Venassa
    February 17, 2011 | 2:48 am

    Nothing?! I was sure he got the bracelet too, after that video. Your son is adorable, by the way. I'm glad you at least gave him some payback though. My Valentine's day was exactly the same.

  87. From Tracie
    February 17, 2011 | 2:50 am

    Nothing!?!? OUCH!

    It would be a while before my husband would be getting any anything after a gift-less Valentines day!

  88. Saimi
    February 17, 2011 | 2:50 am

    That little guy sure knows how to work his mama!!!

  89. Mrs. Tuna
    February 17, 2011 | 3:29 am

    The Big Tuna got me a GIANT card. Didn't even need to put on my reading glasses. Oh and chocolate that with coconut which I hate and he loves.

  90. Julianna
    February 17, 2011 | 4:10 am

    I got nothing. Course I didn't want anything.

    I have everything I want.

    ***Busts up laughing***

    Yeah, right… I think it's safe for us to stop laughing now. -J

  91. Cindy
    February 17, 2011 | 4:35 am

    ohhhhh bummer.

    that bracelet is pretty.

    our gift giving has been reduced to cards and corn nuts from the gas station, strategically placed.

    no joke.

    money is tight, so we just do silly jokes and i love you's.

    your post CRACKED ME UP…also my work computer banned you because you are just too hysterical to make it past the office filters I guess.

    what a flipping shame.

    like your new background!

  92. Mer and Mo
    February 17, 2011 | 5:49 am

    I didn't get a f****** thing either, but I like your story better than mine!

  93. Bridget
    February 17, 2011 | 5:57 am

    So sorry that you didn't get your bracelet, but crackin' up over your “gift” to hubby in return!

    Terran is such a cutie!!! He must keep you laughing constantly!

  94. Dani- danielleislosingit
    February 17, 2011 | 6:22 am

    Your husband is lucky that I'm not going to do what this post makes me THINK of doing to him.

    Basically his saving grace is that cute son he helped make;)

  95. Laoch of Chicago
    February 17, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Funny, although I do still think that Valentine's day is an evil Greeting Card company holiday.

  96. Marty
    February 17, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    Hey Sandra…If you were able to overlook those bags under my eyes and still think I'm hot…your a keeper. ;)

  97. Mom of the Perpetually Grounded
    February 17, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    What! Give that man nothing till Christmas! And then give him socks!

    Otherwise, this was a riot. I give it Two Chuckles and a Snort : )

  98. One of The Guys
    February 17, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    Too funny. Seems like a fair trade: Nothing for nothing.

    Even though this isn't very romantic my wife and I discussed expectations a few weeks ago. Valentine's Day for couples can be tricky if you're not on the same page.

    Maybe he'll make it up to you with a field trip to the jeweler's, where you get to pick anything in the place. That would be sweet.

    But beware of what he'll want in return.

  99. Dawn
    February 17, 2011 | 2:34 pm

    new to your blog – Old fashioned hand mixer…haven't laughed out loud at a blog for ages. Count me in! I am going to enjoy!

  100. Stephanie Faris
    February 17, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    That would've made me MAD! But what did you get him?

    Either way, it's a hilarious story!

  101. Beth Zimmerman
    February 17, 2011 | 5:26 pm


  102. Lola
    February 17, 2011 | 6:17 pm

    LOVE this story! I NEVA get anything for Valentine's Day. Not since 8 years ago I spent my Valentine's Day with legs in stirrups, screaming bloody murder, cursing at my husband and begging for drugs. No, it wasn't an Exorcism! It was my youngest son's birth!

    Anyhow to this day I'm sure my husband somehow executed an evil plan causing my water to break early, and getting himself off the hook FOREVER on Valentine's Day, or as we call it “HENRY'S BIRTHDAY!”

  103. Jennie @ Modern Mamaz
    February 17, 2011 | 7:30 pm

    Sounds to me like a sugar daddy is in order.

  104. Memphis Steve
    February 17, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    Nothing? Nothing at all? That is just so wrong. Sooo wrong. And he even thought of it which means he did remember. He just didn't do anything about remembering. Bad, bad mistake.

  105. ModernMom
    February 17, 2011 | 7:55 pm

    …bet he didn't get a damn thing in return! That will teach him:)

  106. Nezzy
    February 17, 2011 | 10:01 pm

    Girl all that and no Pandora bracelet??? Well just rest in the knowledge that next Valentine's Day if he wants some lovin' he's gonna have to fork out a present!!!

    God bless and have a marvelous day sweetie!!!

  107. Kristy
    February 17, 2011 | 10:16 pm

    Very nicely said. I should share it with my husband. He got me nothing as well. Didn't go over well.

  108. WhisperingWriter
    February 17, 2011 | 11:26 pm

    If I were you, I'd go on a shopping spree for spite. And be like, “Oh, I got stuff for myself, thanks.”

  109. Ginger
    February 17, 2011 | 11:41 pm

    Oh Sandra!! I came to your blog and it was like 'wtf happened?. I love love! love! the new template. Now let me go read and catch up with you and your narcissistic family. missed y'all.

    Went to check out the interview first. Way to gooo. You made so much sense lol!!!

  110. Ginger
    February 17, 2011 | 11:51 pm

    OMG!! that little boy lied to his Mama? How dare he hang you out like that to dry?
    Great answer to the hubby!!

  111. Semi-Slacker Mom
    February 18, 2011 | 12:44 am

    How funny. We wanted the same thing & got the same thing. So did our hubs.

  112. Shabbygal
    February 18, 2011 | 1:04 am

    Awww Sandra you should of got something! I didn't think I got anything either cuz hubby came in from work empty handed. I was getting upset as I fixed dinner. Then to my surprise he went to the garage and brought in a card and a dozen roses. So he didn't fail me. Traci

  113. Kimberly
    February 18, 2011 | 1:39 am

    Your answer to him at bedtime = priceless :)

  114. Bless My Bitchy Heart
    February 18, 2011 | 2:11 am

    I am so in LOVE with this story. Thank you thank you! I do the shake down too & now feel SO much better knowing I'm not alone! YIPPY!

  115. Lin
    February 18, 2011 | 2:25 am

    Sad to say that your sources were reliable. Bummer.

  116. Julie
    February 18, 2011 | 3:03 am

    Hummmm, sounds a bit familar. I'm sorry though.
    I read this to my hubby. He loved the note, not the ending. The man thing, but she could of just to show she loved him…he says.
    Hummm, not to smart is he
    Hope it gets the point.
    Take care and God Bless!!!

  117. Suzie Que
    February 18, 2011 | 3:25 am

    So, it stinks, but honestly…Valentine's Day is too hard on men. They just racked their brains at Christmas and then this jackass holiday pops up. Maybe he's holding the bracelet for St. Patty's? I LOVE your story, sad ending and all.

  118. Flying high in the sky....
    February 18, 2011 | 4:14 am

    …probably he will buy something now!! full feb is valentine's month .. tell him that …hope it works !

  119. Flying high in the sky....
    February 18, 2011 | 4:29 am

    went thru your interview on The LG Report!! I am soooooo proud of you!!! congrats!

  120. Jill
    February 18, 2011 | 5:27 am

    He he. Karma baby ;) I got an iPhone if it makes you feel any better. First time in 10 years my huz didn't get my jewelry. I'd better hit the gym.

  121. Krissy
    February 18, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    As much as your misery always manages to crack us up, the way you ended his day was PERFECT! I'm so proud.

  122. amanda
    February 18, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    Wow…I told my husband not to get me anything (no, REALLY I didn't want him to because we just moved and I want to save the money to buy a bunch of stuff for the new place), but even he still made me a card and cooked dinner for me.

    February 19, 2011 | 1:24 am

    OMG that was hilarious laughed till tears watching the video :)
    you're kids are so cute :)

  124. purplume
    February 19, 2011 | 8:04 am

    Sounds like my husband. He doesn't believe in gifts. Love the video.

  125. Pearl
    February 19, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    your son is funny too! runs in the genes i guess:-) i hope to see more videos in the future.

  126. powdergirl
    February 20, 2011 | 4:04 am

    Jeezuz, I had to scroll like some kinda fucking animal to get far enough down here to leave a comment.

    Hi Sandra, fellow Prairie Chicken here(though I'm more of a “hay-seed-blown-West these days), my first time here, you're a gas! I got here from John Coffey's blog.

    I'm from a little town 75 miles to the South of the Peg and lived in your fair(ly fucking cold) city for a few years. My American friends ask me sometimes why Canadians are so funny.

    I don't know, maybe our sense of humor is the only sense we have? Why the hell else would we live in a country with only 2 seasons, cold and mosquito?

    Rock on Droopy Drawers!

  127. Deborah
    February 20, 2011 | 4:09 am

    Hi, First time visiting your blog…so funny!

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