Father’s day was right around the corner and my husband and I were racking our brains to figure out what to get dad... He has all the sports hats, shirts, flags, pennants, cups, footballs... etc.! Just once we (ok maybe just I) would like to get the WOW gift. One that he raves about! So often we get him a gift that we know he doesn’t really need, but he will pretend to be stoked only to never see the gift again! (Where do all of those gifts go?)
I explained to my husband that I thought that his dad would be a perfect candidate to try the IPRO Massager as he always issues with his back, knees, elbows, neck - you name it, it aches! My idea was met with some criticism, and I was told that his dad had one of those years ago and he didn’t like it because he didn’t get any relief from it and would end up just throwing the thing away. I, always the optimist, didn’t let that phase me and got his dad one anyway! My husband, ever so sweetly, reminded me not to get my hopes up because his dad just isn’t really excitable and my dream of wowing him will most likely be met with disappointment. (In so many words)
Still determined…I shared the news with my husband’s sister thinking she would be able to give me that reassuring nudge I was looking for that she at least thought that he would use it – No such luck! She thought that I should take it back and save the money because her dad would never use it… UGH :(
Still not one to be defeated, I put the IPRO massager in the gift bag and we headed over to the parents’ house ever ready to hear I told you so… you never listen…he’s my dad, I know what he likes!! When present time came I started to get hesitant and contemplated just keeping it and giving him money!! LOL Here it is the moment of truth – he is opening it… He was SO excited! (Me too) He had said that he was online recently looking for one and being that he is somewhat new to the internet world, found himself lost in a sea of information about these devices.
Well, mission accomplished - It took me 17 years, but I finally did it! I can’t lie, it felt good to give someone relief from constant pain. To see that he seemed lighter on his feet, ready for whatever we wanted to do, to see him HAPPY – was great.