Whenever anybody asks my husband what he wants for his birthday or Christmas, he often says, "A pony."
This year for Christmas, I got him a donkey.
Sort of. It's not going to be living in a shed in our backyard or anything. (I'm pretty sure there's a by-law prohibiting that.) It will be going to a farmer in a Third World country, courtesy of Oxfam. To quote from their site,
"When you buy a gift from Oxfam Unwrapped your donation will be used to fund projects that involve the very item you buy. And this makes sure that your donation has the biggest possible impact on the lives of people living in poverty."
So my husband gets a donkey, my son gets a goat and my daughter four chickens. And I get to feel really, really good.