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My husband's gift to me one year was a pair of shoe inserts, to make the soles more cushy. He is my ex-husband now.

My mother keeps giving me these nice long-sleeved shirts with 2 buttons. I actually told her earlier this year that really, I have something like 45 long-sleeved t-shirts in my closet and I don't need anymore. She has even looked in my closet and said, "Wow, you really have a lot of clothes!" in a disapproving way. So what did I get for Xmas? Four long-sleeved t-shirts.

I don't know why she feels like she has to give me something. Every year I tell her "Nothing," when she asks me what I want. (or, "money!" ) (I'm trying to conquer a clutter problem.) I really mean that, but somehow she just has to buy something. I think she thinks that I don't really mean it when I say I don't want anything--like I'm being crafty or manipulative and I will pout on Xmas day if I don't have any gifts--but the answer really is: I DON'T WANT ANYTHING. PLEASE, KEEP THE CRAP FROM MY HOUSE. Sigh.
post #82 of 84
The gift:
For 3.5 year old DD, a girl's size 14 nightgown. Scratchy polyester, appears to be from the 70's, torn hem, part of the trim is completely gone, tag says "treated with flame retardant."

Your reaction:
"Oh, wow. This must be for the make-believe clothing box?"

It will go great in the:
Trash. I can't bring myself to donate torn, chemically-treated clothing that is missing pieces.
post #83 of 84
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Originally Posted by fuller2 View Post
My husband's gift to me one year was a pair of shoe inserts, to make the soles more cushy. He is my ex-husband now.


The only what-the-hell-is-this gift I remember getting in recent years was from my father-in-law's brother and wife, who, for whatever reason, gave my husband and I what looked like a dead stuffed cat. It wasn't an actual cat corpse; it was a stuffed animal that (I think) was supposed to be in a sleeping sort of pose-- but it looked very realistic and very deceased, and I remember staring at it in wonder, thinking it might be a joke? But alas, it was not. They knew we were cat owners, and just thought we'd enjoy it. I don't think they were with us when we opened it, so we didn't have to fake a joyful reaction (which is good because I'm a terrible actress), but they're very kindhearted people and their intent was good, so I honestly didn't mind. (I don't know if fellow family members teased them about it, though, because they've been awesome giftgivers every year since!)
post #84 of 84

Yeah mice for pets or food for snakes!

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Originally Posted by Amys1st View Post
Like real alive mice, you mean the ones people spend money to have killed in their home?? The ones my dh has set traps for? whatever!
She brought 2 cages and food and litter.

Mice smell really bad! (When you'd walk by their cage it smelled like urine.)

The wheels squeeked terribly! (Mice are nocturnal ya know!) We already sleep badly from my youngest's anxiety issues.

The best part is my DH took them back and SIL wasn't home. She keeps her door unlocked so he left them in the laundry room (the one room with a light on). I wish I could have been there when the mice were making the wheel squeek! Priceless eh? Bwa ha ha ha! She'll learn to lock her doors eh? (It was the one night here in Central FL where it was going to freeze so we couldn't leave them on her doorstep.)

Sincerely,
Debra, homeschooling mom of 4
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