Thursday, July 19, 2012

Celebrating 5 Years -with wood?

Not that kind of wood, perverts!  (Well, maybe a little after dinner and a nightcap)
I am actually referring to the traditional gift for a 5 year anniversary.  A googled listing says it’s wood.  Wood.  Perplexing.
After sealing our love with 5 years of marriage, one new house, two adopted dogs, one child (my finest work ever), and one new family SUV (to safely transport my finest work ever), one devastating flood, and one endless rebuilding process -I should mark the most important half-decade of our lives with the momentous gift of
So many to choose from! -but which pair of Klompen (good
for stompin') says "Happy 5th Anniversary" the best?
...Dutch shoes?
Seems a little underwhelming.
IF I were God… I could gift her that which she’s working so hard for lately; a remade body.  I’d wave my, uh, wood (to be traditional) and just give it to her.  Afterwoods of course, I’d give it to her.
But since I’m (regrettably) not god, what should I give her?


  1. Hmmmmmmm. A statue of some sort? If not, I don't suppose she needs a new door someplace? Furniture is sometimes made of wood, right? How about a snazzy new coffee table?

    Wait! Why didn't I think of this before? The Perfect gift! A baseball bat!

    Glad I could help.

  2. Dang, Holla Dutch folk. I love those shoes. I haven't seen any of the clonkers in such bright colors. I think I need to acknowledge my Dutch roots and buy some for art purposes!

    But seriously, why wood? What in the world do you buy? I'd skip the toothpicks. Unless you want her to stab you with one. :-)

  3. How much wood would if were God give if I were God would give wood?

  4. Hmmmm... wooden shoes are probably the only shoes I wouldn't buy. Ever. I'm guessing Mrs. NAG will feel the same way. How about a portrait of you and your finest work ever framed in a carved wooden frame? Or a hand-carved wooden jewellery box (and make sure it's not empty!!)? Or you could go with Suldog's suggestion of a baseball bat. I'm pretty sure you're going to painfully regret that one, though. Happy anniversary!

  5. Thanks for the tips everyone. We're off to AC in a few minutes.
    Let's hope I get lucky -upstairs and down! HA

  6. I'd skip the wood and get her something that she will love instead :)