I got an early Christmas gift from my husband, a new Sigma 18-250 lens.
This is the first time I have tried Sigma and figuring out the 'sweet spot' on this one is proving to be a little challenging, (combination of camera, lens, and user). I hesitated to open it, but my husband pointed out that if there was anything wrong with it, it would be better to find out now rather than Christmas morning. Reality - if left to him there would be no packages under the tree. It is as exciting for him as it is for us to get the parcel. So, why wait for Christmas.
Sometimes it is so hard to be the only grown-up in the house.
(I'm sure he feels that way most of the time as well)