This morning I asked him what he wanted for his birthday. He told me that I should just tell him what I'm planning to buy him. That way, he'll buy it for himself. It'll leave me free to plan other things. But that hardly makes any sense. *sighs* I know the birthday gift I want to give him, but if I get that, then all thoughts of eating out and other activities will go out the window. The gift is rather pricey, though very useful for him.