Shop My Kitchen

Shop My Kitchen
Shop My Kitchen

Creative Services

Creative Services
Creative Services

Recipes

Recipes
Recipes

Bathrobes...


Before you continue reading this week's Tuesday's Question post, 
please know that I love my mother-in-law...


"What was the WORSE gift you've 

ever received for Christmas?"


Our first Christmas as husband and wife, my mother-in-law gave me a ROBE.
But not just any ROBE.

This was a MU-MU.

A big maroon robe and WAIT...  
It gets better...

It had this zipper from the bottom of the robe up to the neck.

AND it was a SHORT robe.

That's right, it came right down to my knees.  


I really didn't know what to say.
I politely smiled and told her how lovely the robe was. 



And to make things even more uncomfortable,
my mother-in-law proudly told me that she 
bought the same one for herself!


Just what every NEWLYWED wants!

I asked the Colonel today's Tuesday Question
to see if he would know what the worse gift I've ever received was
and, of course, in true typical MAN-thinking,
he promptly said, "No."

I explained to him all about the robe and he started laughing
and told me that he didn't remember this at all!

He THEN asked me WHERE THE ROBE WAS!

I told him it was promptly exchanged for a lovely purse and umbrella!




And just for the record, my mother-in-law 
is really my husband's stepmother.  
My husband's mother passed away when he was only 20.

Phil's father remarried Virginia a year before the
Colonel and I were married.

She is a very lovely lady,
 who currently lives in Washington State,
and DOESN'T OWN A COMPUTER!

Leave me a comment and let me know 

what YOUR 

worse Christmas gift has been!  


9 comments

  1. ...but her friends DO own computers. lol

    This is the problem with being a mother in law. What on earth to give a daughter in law, although I must say that any short robe seems almost like an oxymoron!

    This is why Amazon gift cards were created. :-)

    So what's worse, giving someone something as impersonal as a gift card - or giving them something they may hate???? Your story is a good support for the gift card argument.

    ReplyDelete
  2. MIL, who has been to our apartment plenty of times and has seen that I decorate the walls with black & white photography ONLY, gives me a painting she bought at auction. Tells me it was a charity auction so if I don't like the painting I should just stick it in the closet and not worry about it. Yeah...right... She asked about the painting CONSTANTLY and finally told her son to tell me that if I wasn't going to hang it up she'd take it back and give it to her daughter. Good grief...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I don't think I ever received a worst Christmas gift. I will have to give that some thought. lol

    ReplyDelete
  4. A $5 Blockbuster Video gift card. This was from a former boss!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I truly can not think of anything. I start hinting early as to what I really want. So far it has worked even with the dils.
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  6. I guess I am on the lucky list also. I havent received anything I dont like. Maybe some better than others of course but usually I find a use for it all. Isnt that what regifting is all about, lol... Have a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, LJ

    ReplyDelete
  7. When I was a little girl, maybe 6 or 7 years old, my father's mother gave me a pair of heavy, clunky seamstress shears as my Christmas gift. Now as an adult, I'd love something like that...but as a little kid, to see the other cousins open fun toys and dolls, I sat with my scissors and was ready to cry. (She was a strange woman to say the least...)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I can't remember a Christmas gift that was terrible, but when we got married somebody gave us a vase that looked like a clutch purse. We still laugh about it.
    Another present we got for our wedding that we laughed really hard about was a nice hardback copy of the US Constitution. It is a lovely copy and we have actually used it when we were in school, but it was pretty funny to open it.

    ReplyDelete

Powered by Blogger.