Sunday, June 20, 2010

The one you've been waiting for.

So, Father's Day was fast-approaching and though I wracked my (addled, sleep-deprived) brain, I was at a loss for inspiration.

Afterall, how would I *ever* top the Mother's Day gift(s) I'd been given this year? I mean, REALLY. How does one top that? I was faced with a mind bender.

During the week leading up to Father's Day (hereafter referred to as F.D.), I looked to my children for inspiration. Dems cute, dems full of ideas (especially that wiley two year-old) and dems who I spend most of my waking hours with. In between the shrieking (Piglet), spitting up (Twinks) and meltdowns (ALL), I searched for the perfect idea, but remained at a loss.

That is, until the morning before F.D.

I thought I'd capture Piglet on video giving a little tribute to his old man. You know, a little improv plus some "I wuv you daddyyyyy!" or "Appy Ather's Day Daddyyyy!"

Instead, I got this:

Pure genius! Just the inspiration I was seeking! My Piglet is such a clever little boffin.

So on this momentous occasion, Mr. K's first Father's Day with THREE children, I presented him with this:

Note that I sprung for the Ultra, Double Roll, jumbo pack with NEW Cotton Comfort. So posh!

And this:

Sorry for the poor quality, off-center picture, but hopefully you can at least make out the text.

Because we are all for saving trees, I went with a punchcard format instead of individual coupons. Next, I'm going to laminate it!

I also want to give a shout-out to all my hilarious FB friends who egged me on and suggested coupons for things such as nail trims, shaving cream and toilet scrubbing! Bahahahahaha.

Lest you think I am all about revenge and grudge holding (though you are mostly correct), let the record show that I did surprise Mr. K by booking him a 90 minute massage this morning.

Afterall, SOMEONE has got to lead by example around here. Before he departed for his massage, I reminded Mr. K. that this was not only a gift but ALSO a TEACHABLE MOMENT. As in -- I'm trying to teach you how NOT to screw me on Mother's Day again.

Because if you do, I guarantee you, your next F.D. will most *certainly* be more of an F.U.



Christie said...


Eileen said...

OMG LOVE it! You are so awesome ;-)!

MGerson said...

HILARIOUS! I'll be laughing all morning now!

'Murgdan' said...

Ahahahahahaha! I love it. I want to come hang out at your house...too much fun! :-)

Jamie said...

I love it. Especially all the fine print.

c jane said...

We call the bathroom Daddy's Office. For that reason, I should've followed your lead and got him some "office supplies."

p.s. that is one cute Piglet you've got there.

Sunny said...


Well done, MVK. Well done.

Inga said...

Awesome! You are sooooo funny.

Amelia said...

I love the F.D. gift: very creative!

(Hi, I'm following Cjane around.)

Anonymous said...

:) hahahahaha. this made my day.

A New Beginning said...

Ms. MVK, I love reading your blog. I had been reading it at work until the "work Police" blocked Blogger on the computers. :( For some reason tonight, I was able to get on and read your blog. ;) This post made me smile so big. You always have the perfect way to say things. ;) I like the idea of "teachable moments" lol. ;) Genius thinking!

Kelly said...

I hope he was sufficiently grateful for his FD gift and showed you the proper amount of appreciation--if not for the gift itself, then for your creativity!

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