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:


video

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.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY HONEY!!! THANKS FOR BEING AN AMAZING DAD TO OUR PIGLETS! LOVE YOU! MMMMMMMMWAH.

13 comments:

Christie said...

Awesome.

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...

*clapping*

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.)

strongblonde 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!

Anonymous said...

INSPIRED!!!

Shawn