Team Sanborn

Team Sanborn

Thursday, April 22, 2010

An apology to all moms

Annabelle and I just spent over an hour at Tagret looking for two birthday presents. Both little girls, one turning 4 and one turning 6. I could not believe the amount of CRAP that is out there!! So if Andrew or Annabelle or both are invited to your child's birthday party I would like to apologize to you and to your child. I will apologize first to your child because Andrew and Annabelle will probably bring clothes for your gift. I know it's not as fun as a playdough ice cream maker (thanks alyson) and not nearly as messy. But I am too practical of a mommy to buy something that will break in 5 seconds or junk up your mommy's house. Build a bridge and get over it. Now to my mommy friends- I am sorry for any piece of garbage my children choose for your kids on thier birthday. I know and fully understand that clothes would be more useful and practical. There are only two incidents in which I will not require my children to choose something practical for your birthday boy or girl. First, if we don't know each other very well I may not feel comfortable choosing clothes for your kids. For instance, I am not a big fan of the skull and cross bones on baby clothes. I am sorry if this offends your skull and crossbones boob tatoo. Second incident in which I will allow my kids to buy junk for your kids- payback. If your kids bought something for my kids that is horribly loud, annoying, obnoxious, has more than 5000 pieces (legos excluded), or requires a PhD to operate- you are getting it right back! This disclaimer excludes all members of our family, since you are related to us and have the right to buy whatever you want. But if you have kids too, remember what they say about payback!


Tony said...

We have two birthday parties this weekend too, and both of those kids are getting good, old fashioned coloring books. Though it does help that our friends are not expecting much since they know we don't have any extra money right now.

I am amazed at the amount of stuff that has been donated to our garage sale, that means that at some point some parent, grandparent, or friend bought all this "stuff" for our friends' kids. (Though I'm very grateful that someone bought all that stuff, so that it could be donated to us, so that someone else can by it, so we can travel to Ethiopia.) :)

Kate said...

That is hilarious Molly! I agree with you.