Ever given a gift and then lived to regret it? I remember the day my Dad received his first “Mr. Beer” kit as a gift. Momma had purchased him this gift for Christmas partly as a gag; partly to give him something to do that would keep him out of her hair during the cold winter months when he wasn’t out riding his motorcycle.
That evening my dad read the instructions (Gasp! Shock! I know a MAN read instructions….) Ok I should be more specific, he skimmed the instructions. Then the journey began.
Fast forward several years now and my husband is the happiest man on the planet. Why you ask? Well mostly because we live about ten minutes from my parents, which means Alex is only ten minutes from his local brewery and pup.
My poor Momma went from a gag gift of a cheap Mr. Beer kit to taps in the basement.
I think every guy out there loves this fact….heck a neighbor even came running over while we were all gathered Sunday to grab an ice-cold fresh pint.
Sunday was definitely an amusement, especially I think, for the ladies. We had my Dad, his friend, a friend of the friend, my “little” brother, and then Alex joined in the mix. All of these guys to do what … why brew two fresh kegs of beer. Granted it will take about two months for the IPA and the other beer to be ready. But they had several kegs on tap available in the meantime!
I’m not actually sure what the other beer is / was since my eyes glazed over and my brain started playing mental Bejeweled when the men started to “explain” things to me.
The best parts of the evening were the endless tap to FREE beer, the FREE six-pack my hubby brings home for him to drink every week, and the fact that we women didn’t have to cook a thing! Beer Brats for everyone!
Noticing a theme to the day yet?
So Ladies, be wary, for if you buy your husband a gag gift intended to amuse him for a brief period of time it may soon take over your bathroom, kitchen, dining room, driveway, and the wallet. Just ask my Mom!
So what gift have you had backfire on you and to whom was it given?
Random note: The new header you see is just a small sprinkling of an idea of what you’ll see with the new blog. I can’t wait to share it with y’all!