To think this is in the running for worst Christmas gift

(15 Posts)
SunshineMMum Mon 28-Oct-13 08:33:20

was so shocked I forgot to answer what a strange present, let's hope diving lessons are not booked along with it.

SunshineMMum Mon 28-Oct-13 08:31:08

shock Flying flowers words fail me!

NutcrackerFairy Mon 28-Oct-13 07:08:11

Flying that's awful. As you say, even a four year old could see that.

What on earth were your father and stepmother thinking... or more likely just being crap and NOT thinking at all.

flowers

myBOYSareBONKERS Mon 28-Oct-13 06:58:25

I'd drop subtle hints about stuff you don't want so he can take them back.

Itsallabout Mon 28-Oct-13 00:32:49

Flying, that put me off my wine and made my eyes leak. Puts things into perspective.

I will send you my Christmas flippers if you would like them?

WestieMamma Mon 28-Oct-13 00:20:35

I got a bit of old car exhaust which had been turned into a nodding dog which was a slight improvement on the colander from the year before.

AgentZigzag Mon 28-Oct-13 00:15:55

Oh flying sad

I'm angry on behalf of the 10 YO you.

YANBU about the flippers OP, bizarre.

YABU about wine beside the pool though, very, very unreasonable grin

Seems like a gift that might be more than it appears... I will reserve judgement until after Christmas when you come back and tell us more smile

My worst gift ever was the year I spent wit my biological father in the Algarve. My little half brother was only 4 and I was 10. He hung his stocking up and insisted I get one too - my step mother had brought another in the case so she gave it to me. At 5am he woke up and opened his stocking excitedly. At 5.30 he started opening mine for me. It contained all the things from my bedside drawer and my own toothbrush and toothpaste and the candy I had bought at the airport. Even a 4 year old thought that was weird. Then we were given our main gifts and he had a whole suitcase full of toys. I got a small panda brooch - the kind of thing a grandma might wear. I was told to be a big girl as all my other gifts were back in England and they only had space for his in the cases. They lied. There were no other presents for me - they just didn't want their son to be sad for me.

Doodledumdums Mon 28-Oct-13 00:07:10

Haha, rubbing salt in the wound!! I am currently in the South East, so am preparing for this storm which is apparently brewing!

You can keep your wine though, not jealous of that, nasty stuff, eugh! You can also keep the sharks! Would be grateful if you could stop hogging all of the sunshine though, England is thoroughly miserable!!

nennypops Mon 28-Oct-13 00:07:00

Not sure it beats last year's present from SIL. It was basically like a square cushion with a pyramid shaped cushion on top leaving around two inches of the square cushion around the base of the cushion, and a cord with a tassel on coming out of the top of the pyramid. We wasted far too much of Christmas afternoon trying to work out what the hell it was, to no avail. Eventually I tried putting variants on "Pyramid shaped cushion" into Google and discovered that it's a thing for resting iPads on. Except I didn't have an iPad.

Itsallabout Sun 27-Oct-13 23:59:10

Yes, swimming/ diving flippers. I do not dive and do not want to learn for fear of being shark food so if he has got me diving lesson then I know for sure he is trying to bump me off.

Doodle......Hope it isn't too cold in the UK ?

( * waves and goes off to sunbathe by the pool with a chilled glass of wine*)

Doodledumdums Sun 27-Oct-13 23:45:38

Oh AND you live near a beach, which adds insult to injury!!

Doodledumdums Sun 27-Oct-13 23:44:38

Pretty rubbish xmas present, but to be fair, you don't deserve a nice one because you live somewhere with year round nice weather and that makes me VERY jealous!!

TheFantasticFixit Sun 27-Oct-13 23:42:49

Flippers - as in diving/swimming FLIPPERS? Are you a diver? Has he bought you diving lessons perhaps?

Itsallabout Sun 27-Oct-13 23:37:06

A little background- I live overseas in a country with nice weather and near to the beach/ ocean.

I wear flip flops year round because I literally cannot feel my feet ( due to nerve damage) and they are intensely painful to try to squeeze them into shoes. I struggle to walk too.

Any-way, I was cleaning the car out yesterday and found a bag with some brand new flippers inside it. They were my size.
Dh rushed outside and yelled, don't look in the bag, did you see it? did you see your Christmas present?

I must admit I flung the bag back into the car and pretended not to have seen it.

But Flippers?! Fecking flippers! Wtaf....It is grounds to LTB surely?

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