Friday, February 20, 2009

Wright Family Stuff Exchange 2!!!

Christmas and Matt's birthday left us with some interesting Mother-in-law presents that have been collecting dust under our bed as we wait to get invited to a White Elephant gift party or something similar. But if you guys want it, you are more than welcome to any of it!!!!

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This is an "Extreme Ironing" calendar that my mom bought for Matt. He thinks it's funny, but we are clueless to the motivation behind it.

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There's nothing really wrong with this bad except that it's cheap, purple, I don't need one, and there are 4 more bags that I don't need inside of it.


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This is: A fluorescent pink hair extension, fluorescent green nail polish, and earrings that Hannah Montana would probably love.

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The magnet on the left says "You say high maintenance like it's a bad thing." The one on the right says " Where jerky comes from."


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This is actually in a box, and going to get shipped to Scout. We figured she has a lot more use for it than Matt does. Yes, my mom gave Matt a stuffed animal dog toy.

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I specifically told her not to get this for Matt. She did anyway. It now graces just inside our front door because she bought it about 3 months early for him and was SO EXCITED that we would get to use it.

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Lucky me. Back in July, I saw this set of utensils sitting on my moms counter and complimented her on them. I was just happy that she was getting a little organized and actually using something to cook (or just cooking period!) that she hadn't gotten as a wedding present 20 + years ago. Little did I know, she loved them so much she bought a second set to give to whoever commented on them first, and I was that lucky person.

And for the Grand Finale...

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We are completely stumped. This was one of Matt's birthday presents. Fete de Scout 2009? Oh, and every single one of these gifts came in a gift bag stapled shut, and had the price tags still on it.

11 comments:

B said...

Help Em!! These stupid things hate me!

Emily said...

Somehow, I lost the picture of all the little bags. Sorry.
I don't know B, perhaps someone simply needs to just inform your mom that you two actually aren't eleven years old?

Rob's mom has the same disease. Did you hear about the stickers she sent him a few years ago for his birthday? In case you hadn't, they were little rainbows with his name printed on them. Rob is stuck with double duty having to inform his mom that he isn't 6 AND that he isn't gay. Scout would definitely like the hedgehog thing and she would probably really like the heart bags. I would find little random zoo animals stuffed in them all around the house. I guarantee she would use them as "beds".
I would ask you to save the pink hair and green nail polish for when she goes through her rebel phase in about 12 years.

Emily said...

I am at a total loss about the calender. It's just weird enough to be like, "what?" but then stupid enough to be like, "oh." Next.

Sue said...

I want the extreme ironing calendar! That's about the funniest thing I've seen in a long time! Rainbow stickers with Rob's name on them? hahahahhahaha! Perhaps our mom is not as crazy as I thought.

I'm really kidding about the calendar. Matt can keep it. I just want to look at it next time I'm in WY.

B said...

See new blog post. We haven't had to convince her of his straightness, but my mom makes fun of Matt because he's not "manly" enough. But at least he's not a caveman.

Pops said...

Moms are just kinda wierd about birthdays sometimes. My mom gave me for my birthday when Jane and I were just married and living in El Centro, CA, an old can of shaving cream that was rusted on the bottom from sitting under the sink for years. As I think about it, there was two cans. Like she was cleaning out old crap and thought "hah, here is something I can give George for his birthday next month". I was pretty dissapointed at the time, but it has been a source of laughs for Jane and I over the years. Yep, moms are wierd, however it is hard to compete with Cindy H. for wierdness.

Amy said...

Sorry, B. I have no use for any of the products you have. Like you say, good white elephants, but how many of those do you need?! I'll let you know if I need one. I'll try to be a good gift-giving mom! This scares me!

B said...

Haha! Amy, I've never seen any evidence of you giving gifts like these. You're too considerate and nice!!

Amy said...

Oh, thanks. If I ever get the urge to buy something questionable, I'll get a gift card.

Matt said...

I just came up with a theory on the motivation behind the calendar...

Maybe she got it because I'm into extreme stuff like skateboarding and anything that involves danger, but now I'm married and she wants me to transition into more of a family man, so she thought this would be a good "hint".

Matt said...

Oh yeah, and I still laugh out loud every time I think of the honeycomb birthday party ball!!! BEST GIFT EVER!!