Peter and I aren’t very materialistic people. When it comes to gifts, we don’t feel the need to spend a week’s paycheck. For any occasion I can usually expect a couple bottles of wine or pina colada mix. And he can usually expect some sort of musical accessory or maybe some exotic flavored jerky. But this year Peter got me the best gift, and it didn’t cost a dime.
In the over 6 years we’ve been together I’ve always joked that our biggest obstacle we have to constantly work on is his poor taste in television shows. My 5 favorite shows of all time are Friends, Will and Grace, I Love Lucy, Boy Meets World and the Golden Girls. Of those he can only stomach I Love Lucy. I have always firmly believed that if he gave Friends and Will and Grace a chance, he would like them. I likely only love Boy Meets World and Golden Girls to due to my fond memories watching them in my youth, but the others I believe are great entertainment for all.
This Christmas in my stocking Peter wrote me a note promising to watch every single episode of Friends with me. I was thrilled!! I could tell he kind of dreaded it but knew how happy it would make me…. I almost felt bad making him go through with it. But guess what? He likes it!! And it’s been so nice to have that time with him. Almost every night we watch an episode together once the kids are in bed. It’s perfect. We’re typically too tired at that point to do much besides sit on the couch and snuggle. It’s really nice to share with him something that has brought me so much joy.
Saying this was my favorite present is not an exaggeration. I am valuing this time so much. Maybe for my birthday he’ll agree to watch Will and Grace! (Hint hint)