Christmas present guy you just started dating
Forget the crippling fear of texting back too soon, the question of when to meet the parents, and the constant effort it takes not to let them see you're completely insane...
“I’m not ready.”“You’ve been sitting here for 20 minutes,” my mother says.“Is sitting here such a problem?The situation: you’ve started a new relationship in the past couple of weeks / months, and you know that Christmas is coming. Let’s discuss: This is the first thing that you’ll consider. Some might argue yes, depending on how close you’ve grown or how many dates you’ve had, some might say no. She’s smart and cute and her face smells like bread, and you have a whole ten months until you have to buy her a birthday present.You sail through dates two and three worry-free, but then it’s date four and Christmas is two days away.” I hear my father flipping channels.“So I don’t trust your timetable! ”My first boyfriend and I had been dating two months when Christmas came along.
”“He’s watching The Godfather again,” my mom says, then: “You do care about-”“Don’t say the name! I’d planned his gift—a copy of Edward Albee’s Seascape and a gum wrapper necklace—for 90 days, and watching him open it, I knew I’d scored. Although strangely, I’m fine with giving hand-jobs. Not only do I try to keep hand-job references to a minimum with them, but I don’t believe past trauma excuses present dysfunction.
” I ask in my best Being-Home-for-Thanksgiving-brings-out-my-thirteen-year-old-self tone.“Well, no.” She pauses.
“It’s just that you keep making that keening sound.”“I just don’t think I can do it.”“Why the hell not?
Then they say, “So my birthday is this Saturday and some friends are getting together. Plus, it may freak them out if you give them a present that most people save for their 10th wedding anniversary.
or this gift, fellas, I’d recommend an elegant romantic dinner out and a little something that you know they will like, to top it off.
I had ended it twice because he wasn’t ready for a relationship and I was. But he kept coming back, saying that he really liked me and wanted to “try.” And I was a sucker.