Friday, December 21, 2007

Haiku Friday


Gifts from in-laws came
Daughter was upset again
Junk toys, handmade robes

Hand sewn robes, I say!
Made by hand but not with love
Too big, seams fall out

No measurements, 'kay?
My husband's would fit Jabba
Mine is atrocious

Why send gifts like that?
Insulting and not pretty
Trying to hurt us?

Good money wasted
Add these to the bad gifts list
Thanks for the laugh, lady!


So, it happened again; the old bag, I mean my MIL sent her annual boxes of crap and insults. This time it was homemade robes. Ugh! Too big, badly sewn, U-G-L-Y. What's more to say? I know, it's the thought that counts. But, in this case, is it? Did she make them to be nice or insinuate my husband and I were the size of UPS trucks? Honestly, though, when I made RxMan try on his (above), I freakin' peed my pants from laughing. Honest!

Happy Holidays from me to you and yours!

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19 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh goodness.
At least you got a good laugh out of it!

susiej.com said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! But, so funny! What was she thinking?!!

Nadiah Alwi said...

The fabric is lovely...

suchsimplepleasures said...

i think i just peed my pants...just from the pic! oy vey!!!
happy holidays...

~JJ! said...

That is the funniest MIL haiku ever...

Sorry about those gifts...ewww.

WorksForMom said...

I swear to GAWD Toni, I'm actually sitting here giggling (at your expense, I know - I'm sorry - but what great blog fodder). What the hell was she (NOT) thinking? This might be the funniest post I've read ... ever.

So do you secretly laugh at the gifts just for a nano-second? Damn those IL's.

WorksForMom said...

And may I add that his facial expression is farking priceless. You so need to make this your blog banner graphic. ;)

Hydes Like Us said...

Oh that is funny. That is really funny.

At first I didn't realize it was a robe? I thought it was some wierd hunting disguise or something? I don't know.

Merry Christmas!

Hydes

Kellan said...

Oh - that picture is so funny - what on earth was she thinking? A UPS truck = ACK!! Have a great day. Kellan

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Oh. My. Gawd. Wow. Interesting. Holiday Inn bedspread. Madame Butterfly. Wow. Bad Dream. So Sorry. :)

Seriously, have a Merry Christmas and try not to think about it!

Rachel said...

Wow.
That is pretty funny, though.
Yikes.
Why don't you make her something really special with some papier mache and the kids' acrylic paints?

Mishi the Secret Agent Mama said...

Oh man, that is just WRONG!

I hope the other side of the family makes up for it. Merry Chirstmas!

My 'kus

melissa said...

Wow. My MIL does the same thing. But I know it isn't personal because everyone in the family gets a crappy gift from her. We actually have a secret contest as to who gets the worst gift...:)

Head Gaggler said...

Oh wow, I am speechless. Sorry for that pile of yuck.

Patois said...

Tell the MIL you peed your pants and I'll bet it's Depends next year.

DIXIECHICK said...

OH, my gosh....that robe is hideous!
Too funny, and that you got hubby to pose in it...priceless!

Holly said...

T!! How the devil Neville DID I MISS THIS? DAMN your in-laws are somthin else. I swear. Why even bother?

napaboaniya said...

Bwahahhahahah!!! looks like ur hubby has gotten his 2008 halloween suit!

dawn224 said...

Oh those arms.... I wish you would have peed YOUR ROBE laughing though!