the gifting grinch

I have a confession to make -- I'm not buying my Husband anything for our wedding anniversary this year and I refuse to make money in our budget for him to give me one. On July 25 we'll celebrate six years married {eleven years dating} and I'm just like meh. Sure, I'm happy to do some fun stuff with him on the day and, then, continue the celebrations into that weekend so B. can join in but, man, am I bored of the anniversary gift grab. Ugh, it's so boring but, also, it's just too much pressure. 

We love each other. We're married. That's all I need to know/big deal. People get married all the damn time. Call me when we celebrate 50 years together. Right now it just kinda feels like been there, done that.

Am I the grinchiest person you've ever not met? Like, what's up my butt that I can't just think of something super romantic to buy my Husband on our wedding anniversary? Why can't I just be one of those lame people who buys cotton or silver or whatever? Wikipedia tells me traditional gifts for a six year anniversary are Iron (US) and/or Sugar (UK). The librarians at the Chicago Public Library suggest Wood as a modern gift idea. To be honest, that's not even more remotely helpful than Iron and Sugar. What do those things even mean and why are they even things?

I don't know.

I just peaked at 5 years because my gift to Husband last year was the most imaginative awesome thing I've ever done. His gift to me last year was a necklace I already {basically} had with the intention of me going back to the jeweler and picking items I actually wanted because he couldn't think of anything else. That's love right there.

But, really, when it comes down to it, why is a gift how we celebrate things like anniversaries? Because isn't the "another year" together thing enough of a gift? I think so.

Grinch out.

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