Friday, November 21, 2008

All I Want For Christmas is a New Vacuum

I have always thought that THE worst possible gift to give a woman on any occasion, whether it be her birthday, anniversary, Christmas etc, would be a vacuum. Well, I am officially changing my opinion. After months of vacuuming with a vacuum that gets clogged at least three times while I vacuum my house, I am asking for one for Christmas. Now, some of you may argue my opinion, stating that a vacuum should be a purchase for the entire family, but I will share with you my argument.
I am the only one that vacuums at my house. I am NOT complaining. My husbnad works very hard at his job and this is the life that I have chosen; to stay home with my beautiful children and keep a home neat and tidy. Well, I am a woman that is easily frustrated, so when I have to declog the "joints" in my vacuum after each room is clean, I get very frustrated; mumbling under my breath, snapping at my innocent children, and slamming the vaccum down as hard as I possible can to get whatever is clogging it out. So, needless to say, I am NOT a happy mommy, let alone a happy camper. If I had a vacuum that worked, just think of the frustration that would be absent from my otherwise perfect life! I would be happier. Plain and simple. Also, I would have more time to spend doting on my sweet children, which I love to do. How, you ask? Well, instead of taking me 30 minutes to vacuum the house, plus the 20 minutes I spend cleaning it out, I would be done vacuuming in less than half an hour, with a brand new vacuum. What would I do with all of that extra time each week? Oh, one can dream, right? So, if you still think that asking for a vacuum for Christmas or any other special occassion where gifts are involved, please, by all means come and vacuum at my house, with my vacuum just once. I promise you, that is all it will take. So, for anyone that has an opposing opinion, I welcome your thoughts on the subject. If you agree with me, please, I am begging you, plead with my husband to give me the gift that keeps on giving...a new vacuum. Thank you, and goodnight!

(p.s. Yes, this post was written immediately after an hour of vacuuming just the UPSTAIRS of my house! Urgh!)

7 comments:

devri said...

I just got one, the first one I had, I had it for 11 years..


OUCH!!

MKG said...

Do you want Aunt Lu's vacuum? Love, MKG

Steph said...

I agree, a good vacuum makes ALL the difference. When we lived with my in-laws I had been using my mother-in-law's Dyson since ours was still in storage. Now that I'm back to my old one I realize how much better Dysons really work. I might ask for one for birthday or Christmas too!

Kendall and Lee'sa said...

Dear Jo's husband, please please please get your wife a vacuum for Christmas for heaven's sake! A Dyson would be nice! Oh, and get her something beautiful too. hehehe! ;)

Ashley said...

Hey, I agree with you 100%. If a vacuum could help you to be a happier wife/mommy, he would be silly NOT to get you one. Come on Justin, just do it. :)

Jill said...

So how do we get in touch with Justin to help plead your case? Good to see other people ask for items for their gifts that are for the house. Guess that's what moms do!

Kim said...

I usually ask for silly practical things like a vaccuum. One year I asked for a swiffer, and i loved it. I would rather have something that I can use!!