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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

...a poll...





first of all, i know the amount of traffic i get on this site.  it's not enormous, but it's definitely enough to get some different opinions and ideas on my dilemma.  i need your opinion internets, so post a comment and help me make a decision. come on friends....

here's the scenario:

you are married with a small child, and graciously volunteered to leave your husband at home and bring your little one with you to come stay with my kids for a few days while steve and i went to a conference in texas.  
(wasn't that nice of you? basically leaving your life for 3 days to help a friend? i'm definitely impressed and grateful)

i would love to get your something to bless you for staying at my house with my kids.  would you rather have:
1.  a gift certificate to your favorite restaurant,
2.  a gift certificate to get pampered at a spa, 
3.  an actual gift of some sort, or
4.  something else?

i only have a few days to make a decision, so people let me know your thoughts!  all ideas are welcome :)

18 comments:

ManUtd17 said...

OK, if this was me, Jen would've wondered why I would do that for you and Steve, but not for her.

But I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess a female friend of yours is the gracious volunteer. In that case, I would go with the spa certificate.

Darren and Tara said...

We both agree that a certificate to the spa would be an awesome gift.

A Southern Wedding Belle said...

What a great friend you have!

First choice - spa
Second choice - restaurant, but with babysitting thrown in.

I would sure love to hear your version of the missing your plane and renting a car to get to the conference story.

L said...

The spa! It's something most people can't often justify spending money on.

Jessie said...

SPA!!!

ps- yes i know why you know how much traffic you get, you stalk people who come here! Love you! :)

brad said...

I say get her something practical like jumper cables for her car. She'll forget she even has them...until she actually needs them. Then you won't only be a thoughtful friend...you'll be her hero.

Kristin said...

I would go with spa! :) ah, that sounds nice about right now!

Brooke Hammel said...

spa spa spa!!!

Micah and Shireen said...

I am with everyone else...SPA! That is something you never go get yourself, so it is much better as a gift.

amy griffith said...

spa! spa! spa!

wish i could have done it :) (if you would have come to rica i could have!)

and offer to babysit when she goes!

April said...

whatever you do include babysitting her child.

Amy Greene said...

definitely SPA, for all of the reasons everyone else said

Travis Greene said...

If you do a spa or restaurant gift certificate, include reciprocal babysitting, if would be needed.

Cindy Hill said...

I am more for the restaurant with babysitting included.

steve and randel hambrick said...

ok, the idea for reciprocal babysitting is nice but she lives 1 1/2 hours away.. so i pretty much can't watch her child while she spa's it up... :(

thanks for the feedback peeps!! :)

brad said...

That is why I am sticking with the practical idea: jumper cables. It looks better and better.

ManUtd17 said...

"Candlesticks always make a nice gift, and uh, maybe you could find out where she's registered and maybe a place-setting or maybe a silverware pattern."

Keirstin McWhorter said...

I say you and Steve go stay at her house for the weekend and watch her kids so they can have some alone time.... Welcome back!!!!