My mom called me a couple weeks ago, because she wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas.
She also wanted to know what my boyfriend wanted for Christmas.
We’ve been dating for 3 years, and my mom usually buys a gift for both of us. I told my mom that we wanted a new furnace for Christmas and she thought I was joking around. I told my mom that I was completely serious. My boyfriend and I found out that we needed a new furnace for our house and we didn’t have enough money for the replacement. The furnace was ready to break down for good any day. We were supplementing our heat with space heaters so we didn’t have to use the furnace in full force. My mom thought that was a crazy gift, but I told her that it was practical and the furnace was something that we would use for a long time. I didn’t know if my mom would consider buying such a large and expensive gift, but I figured I would tell her what we really needed and wanted. On Christmas morning, my boyfriend and I opened our presents and we weren’t surprised to find new sweaters, a shaving kit, and a couple of board games. I couldn’t be upset about the gifts, because it was Christmas. After dinner was over, my mom sent me to the pantry to get dessert. On top of the pumpkin pie was a check for the amount of the furnace. I’m still in shock after receiving the wonderful and elaborate gift. We had the new furnace installed by a local professional the following Monday morning.