So I wasn't sure where to start this discussion...hope it's okay here!
I'm sure like most, I find it very difficult to buy for my husband. If he wants something, he will usually get it, or if I hint at a gift, it's too much money, etc.
He has been working on finishing our basement for the past 2 years (less since our almost 2 year old was born), so I thought I'd give him the gift of time by organizing a painter to come in and paint a difficult area in the basement and a carpenter to finish a small project (covering the electrical box). I organized this all the day before his birthday, so it would be a surprise and he wouldn't suspect me taking a "sick" day on his actual day.
Well, the issue lies in that our daughter was up off and on all night with night mares, so we are both wasted today (the day the painter and carpenter are here). My husband decided to take the day off! I told him I had organized these items to happen, and he didn't seem overly excited. He hung around home and then just left to run some errands. He seemed down...
Did I overstep somewhere, do you think? So disappointed, because I really thought he'd be pleased.
Sorry - just needed to vent!!!