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First birthday since divorce and XH has bought on behalf of our DS...

(21 Posts)
Njordsgrrrl Wed 13-Dec-17 11:48:15

A book about serial killers. Complete with crime scene photos. I'm torn between thinking it's inappropriate and actually an amazingly passive aggressive present and I should up my game for his. Any suggestions?

Disclaimer: Lighthearted!

LoveYouTimMinchin Wed 13-Dec-17 11:53:41

That's so strange! Are you interested in serial killers op? I wonder why he would do that.

Could you buy him some viagra, a variety of deodorants, odour eaters and a nostril hair trimmer from your ds?

SallySphinx Wed 13-Dec-17 11:55:18

Sex manual grin

Njordsgrrrl Wed 13-Dec-17 11:55:35

Now you're talking... 😅

Codlet Wed 13-Dec-17 11:56:55

How about something really random like a tooth whitening treatment?

Thesmallthings Wed 13-Dec-17 11:58:32

I would actually love that....

But guessing your not into crime stuff ... it is still an awesome wtf present

I think you should get him a pine apple decorer....

FatherChewieLouie Wed 13-Dec-17 12:00:26

Banana slicer

Njordsgrrrl Wed 13-Dec-17 12:03:06

These are really good. I love MN. Teenage DD had 'one' job. Buy a card. Nope.

Otterseatpuffinsdontthey Wed 13-Dec-17 12:06:56

"50 Ways to Cook Sausages" by Loreena Bobbitt
Max Strength Mouth Freshener
Will think of more!

Dozer Wed 13-Dec-17 12:09:13

Did DS choose it?!

If not that’s really passive aggressive and horrible.

In either case I would tell DS that I wished to exchange it! DC need to learn about appropriate gift giving!

Dozer Wed 13-Dec-17 12:09:57

Hit the roof with DD too: at that age she should be able to get a card and indeed gift!

RaptorInaPorkPieHat Wed 13-Dec-17 12:10:49

Too Harsh? fwink

Cooking For One

Njordsgrrrl Wed 13-Dec-17 12:17:32

You really think I should go mad at DD? She's seventeen. I bought a present and gave it to her to wrap. It was still on her floor last night but she's done it now. Thankfully I have a nice BF who gave me an amazing present 😍 But I think you're right. She's let her brother down.

BitOutOfPractice Wed 13-Dec-17 12:20:37

I wouldn't go mad but once the day is over I would have a quiet word to say she needs to up her game

I need to know about your BF's amazing present sounds rude

And happy birthday from me thanks

Njordsgrrrl Wed 13-Dec-17 12:20:51

It's walking that fine line between grabby and entitled / basic common decency...

Njordsgrrrl Wed 13-Dec-17 12:24:13

Yes that's a good idea. BF got me a duvet cover with our favourite photo on it. It's of a place very special to us. DD has taken and ruined all the other bedding so it's both romantic and practical. Sorry to disappoint!

BitOutOfPractice Wed 13-Dec-17 12:25:44

You'll just have to be rude under it later! wink

justilou1 Wed 13-Dec-17 12:27:07

I think a cheese grater and a bottle of lemon juice might send a message.

mrsBeverleyGoldberg Wed 13-Dec-17 12:27:55

A set of wooden spoons.
Personalised toilet roll.
Oxfam sell dung to buy for poor farmers.
Sheep poo stationary set. It comes in poo from other animals too.

Dozer Wed 13-Dec-17 12:32:52

Yes, 17 is well old enough to buy and wrap a gift for your mother and help younger sibling too. Basic decency in family life!

Njordsgrrrl Wed 13-Dec-17 12:35:59

I'm taking screenshots... I had an "eventful" MN birthday once before when XH decided to use my account to post here. BitOfFun and others were quite scathing iirc... "shouldn't you be fucking off and making a cake."

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