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To feel somewhat upset with this Valentine's card from my husband?
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Boysgrownbutstillathome · 14/02/2021 13:10

My husband is a typical last-minute card and present-buyer, but this really takes the biscuit. His excuses - it was the last one left in Tesco Express, Asda was too busy and he had forgotten his glasses. Excuse for not buying one earlier - he is recovering from his Covid jab ( he had it on Thursday). Excuse for not buying one before then - none.

To feel somewhat upset with this Valentine's card from my husband?
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Am I being unreasonable?

AIBU

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Amedgr8t · 15/02/2021 20:03

Try and appreciate his little gift

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poblwcymru · 15/02/2021 20:10

I bought my husband a card from Moonpig last year and forgot to change the name. Raised some questions.

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Ginburee · 15/02/2021 20:19

I would probably laugh and let this slide. I have seen a few guys not read it properly this year and the selection has been quite reduced.

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Whatafustercluck · 15/02/2021 20:27

Grin Oh op, that's funny.

A few years ago my husband had to ask me to help him find a pen to write the card he'd bought literally 5 minutes prior.

One year he totally forgot our anniversary, until he saw the card I'd left him by the kettle for our morning cuppa. Heard his car screeching off the driveway at 7am. Thankfully our local shop opens early...

He bought me a beautifully bound wedding album for Christmas, really nicely put together with lovely sentences throughout. The date on the front was out by one day...

Thankfully, I'm not the sort of person who gets wound up by these things and we have a bit of a laugh about it. He's a wonderful husband in lots of ways, and he's loving and thoughtful throughout the year. We don't need special dates.

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Sunrainsnow · 15/02/2021 20:31

Sorry Op but this made me laugh. Glad you have forgiven him. DH has form for this (though not yet with a card for me). He bought a congratulations on your wedding card for his (male) friend when he was marrying his (female) partner. On the front it clearly said to Mrs and Mrs in large writing. Another time we were in Wales on holiday when his brother's birthday was coming up. He thought it would be nice to send a card in Welsh (their Mum is Welsh). Unfortunately his translation failed him and he sent his brother a card with 'to a lovely son' on the front 😀.

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JaninaDuszejko · 15/02/2021 20:37

That is funny. So many possibilities to get your revenge. Just give him a Christmas Card for Easter and a bereavement card for his birthday and he'll get the message.

I got a breadknife from DH for Valentine's Day. There was a backstory so I laughed a lot at how ostensibly unromantic it was.

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Riddikulussness · 15/02/2021 20:58

@Boysgrownbutstillathome
The sun have picked this up!!! Have you seen it?

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Carebear62 · 15/02/2021 21:20

This tickled me. Tried to read the post out to my hubby and couldn’t for laughing!! He couldn’t see anything wrong with it as it’s probably something he’d do!!!😁

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jonny9487 · 15/02/2021 21:21

Anyone over the age of 12 shouldn't be getting upset about valentine's cards Grin

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Wills · 15/02/2021 21:43

I'll be honest I'd rather my other half didn't waste money on a card etc. Equally I don't want flowers at this time of year, but in two/three weeks time I'd like a bunch, then some more in maybe a month after that.

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amispeakingenglish · 15/02/2021 22:53

is this even important?

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Ineke · 15/02/2021 23:21

Shopping is stressful at this time, trying to shop as quickly as possible. I myself have not looked too closely at what I have bought and have come home with something completely different to what I thought I was buying, similar packaging but different product. So, maybe give him some leaway! It's the thought that counts.

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Beforethetakingoftoastandtea · 15/02/2021 23:28

My DH ordered me a card he saw online, referencing a film we both love. I bought him the same card last year Grin

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JonSnowIsALoser · 16/02/2021 00:36

Is your husband secretly engaged to a guy, and swapped cards meant for him and you by mistake?

Pathetic. If he couldn't find a card it would be much better if he'd just cut out a heart out of a piece of paper and wrote a message on it.

Valentine's Day sucks though anyway, so I wouldn't get too upset about it.

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SuperSue77 · 16/02/2021 08:19

My husband and I have bought each other a number of Valentines cards over the years so now we just get one of those out of the cupboard and put it up on the mantelpiece. There are a nice selection to choose from, the sentiment is still the same and it’s better for our pockets and the environment! We do the same for birthdays and our anniversary too! We do also have a special meal together and some adult time 😁 but it’s great not having to traipse round a card shop 3 times a year each! (Esp with lockdown!)

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Devora13 · 16/02/2021 08:42

'Lol yeah that's pretty crap but I would probably just laugh and take the mickey for at least the next year, and expect him to pay for a takeaway tonight.'
This. But 2 years; we have a 2 year embargo.
Though I might be a bit miffed by the Asda was too busy (unless he is medically vulnerable), it would feel a bit couldn't be bothered to make the effort.

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Susan1961 · 16/02/2021 08:59

He only needed to write an extra E on the end 🤭

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Beforethetakingoftoastandtea · 16/02/2021 09:01

@Susan1961

He only needed to write an extra E on the end 🤭

That’s not how you spell wife...
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Whatisgoingonhere · 16/02/2021 09:51

Ha ha, at least he wrote a message!!

My DH gave me a card...with nothing written in it! He forgot. But as he says, at least he got me a card.

I can’t complain though as I forgot to get him one last year 😂

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BrandonBliss · 16/02/2021 09:52

Sorry OP but that’s so funny

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AryaStarkWolf · 16/02/2021 09:54

I would find it funny

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Macmoominmamma · 16/02/2021 10:27

That was funny. You can outdo him by getting a “condolences” card for his birthday / Happy Christmas for Father’s Day etc. Just get him any random card for any occasion from now on. Who cares - it’s the sentiment that counts. Why are you upset about this? Is your marriage in trouble?

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MrsLighthouse · 16/02/2021 13:04

Is this just a quirky mistake ? ( my husband has the weirdest choice in presents 🙄 ) if he’s lovely to you otherwise then l’d just laugh and tell him to try harder next year !

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JerryGiraffe · 16/02/2021 14:13

My dh has form for this too, he bought me a fiance card instead of fiancee, but the most beautiful card he ever bought me for my birthday was an anniversary card then added to the caption inside 'of your birth' after the happy anniversary greeting! 🤣 it's a bit of a running joke now wondering what disaster will befall him next. I have a big birthday coming up so watch this space! 😁

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