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Can’t you take a hint?

Kitchenaid has this lovely accessory for their stand mixers — it’s a bowl you can use with it to make ice cream.

It came out a couple years ago, and I’ve wanted one since I first discovered it.

I’ve told Frank, repeatedly, I’ve wanted one.  I’ve talked about how fun it would be to make cinnamon ice cream to serve with the apple pie I make for Thanksgiving.  I have dropped subtle yet consistent hints that this would be a total winner of a gift for me.  I want it.

Yet, somehow, the man who I married, who is in nearly every other way is A Very Smart Man, has repeatedly ignored, blocked out, forgotten or otherwise discarded these hints.  Birthdays, Christmases, anniversaries, Valentines’ Days, Arbor Days, Breast Cancer Awareness Weeks, March of Dimes Walk-a-Thons have come and gone and I still do not have this frigging ice cream bowl.

The obvious solution would be to buy it for myself.

But the MOMENT I do that, I will be scolded for “not saving anything” for him to buy for me and how will he ever come up with a gift idea NOW???

So I am stuck.  I want desperately to make my own ice cream, yet I lack the necessary tool.

I suppose I have done it unto myself.  Hints do not penetrate that cranium of his very easily, so by hinting so subtly, I have only created my own situation.

I have thus resorted to more direct approaches.


Him:  Where are we going to spend Christmas?

Me:  I don’t care, as long as I can make my own ice cream when I get there.


Me:  What do you want for Christmas?

Him: I don’t know.

Me:  I desire the ability to create creamy frozen confections at-will.


Him:  Where’s the remote?

Me:  I want the Kitchenaid ice cream maker for Christmas.

Maybe I should use signage too.

Re: the waffle iron

Yes, we will naturally get a new waffle iron.

We are going to give the model that died on us another chance.  We’ll get it through Costco again. (and would have already but our store didn’t have them in stock.  Frank’s going to check the Costco by his work, and if that comes up empty we’ll buy from the website.)  And, if it dies again, at least we know we won’t have trouble returning it.

And should it die again, we’ve decided we just must be waffle iron abusers, and perhaps we need to upgrade to a sturdier, more hard-core machine.  If such measures are necessary, we’ll be trading up for this sucker.  I have a little trouble stomaching shelling out $200 for such a one-purpose appliance…. but then at the same time, we use our waffle iron more than we use many of our multi-purpose appliances, like our blender.  And this one makes two waffles at once.  Oh, the humanity!  It just doesn’t get any better than that.  At least when it comes to waffles.