Friday, May 8, 2009

A Mother's Day What Not to Gift Guide

Mr. News Readin's lovely mother has a birthday that seems to squarely land on Mother's Day bi-annually. This year she is turning 60.

Guess who didn't figure this out until Tuesday night, while on the phone with his baby sister, our Wedding Belle? Their gift of choice: fruit of the month from Harry & David.

Seriously, gang? You still throw your dirty laundry down her laundry chute while home for the holidays...and she washes and folds it within minutes.

Fruit of the month?! Come on. That's what I sent our pet-sitter, Peggy, last year for Christmas.

So, our dynamic brother/sister duo went looking in a different direction.

The text read:
"I think we are going to get mom a schnoodle. What do you think?"

First I thought - you're getting your mother a German pastry? After a brief tour on the interwebs, I found out that schnoodles are poodle/schnauzer mixes. And super cute. See below.

I quickly responded to the text:
"That's a sh*t idea. She just barely unloaded you two."

Last night I overheard him ordering the monthly Tower o' Fruit.

Me: "You went with the fruit."
Mr. NR: "Well, I'm going to tell her we were going to get her a dog."

Nice strategy. Let her know it could have been much worse.

Stay tuned. More at 11.


Sara said...

Oh, I had to laugh at this. My husband is so spoiled by his mom and has no idea. The things moms do and somehow get overlooked. Hope she likes fruit!

Legallyblondemel said...

Poor Mom! As someone who regularly receives gift baskets from her own parents, I believe that they are not the greatest gift for someone you theoretically know very well. On the upside, at least fruit (presumably) doesn't shed or poop nearly as much as a Schnoodle.

EKM said...

SCHNOODLE is SOO much better than fruit. my mother would be upset if we gave her fruit. However, we have a mini schnauzer (we definitely considered a schnoodle or a schnorkie-yorkie/mini schnauzer) and it was originally my sisters dog...oh no, it is my mothers life. she is obsessed with sophie. schnoodle would have made a better gift. i promise. and the black hair is easier to keep clean :)

News Readin' Wife said...

I promise fruit will be better received than a puppy. Interesting tactic, on the part of the husband...

Monograms and Mayhem said...

LOL! I'm totally with you on the perishable items as Mother's Day Gifts. No dogs either please. Sixty is big. She needs 60 of something, and not fruit... Breaking Baby News would be the gift that keeps on giving ;) Sorry. Had to say that, it was just too easy. Side note: Finally posted the beach bag/Georgia Bag giveaway... come look ;)

The Mrs. said... accepted through bullying. Take it or we'll get you a schnoodle!

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

Laughed so hard I snorted.

And Clemsongirl does NOT snort!

Kiki said...

We got my MIL her but she needs to take the edge off!

thepreppyprincess said...

The Tower of Fruit - perfect!tp

Sara said...

I've left you a gift on my blog,, please stop by!