Delusional. Delusional, I tell you!

April 16, 2008 at 10:15 pm 4 comments

There is something to be said for not having any kids, and attempting to buy presents for family member’s children. There is also something to be said for knowing age, and knowing basically what a child can do at that age. There is definately something to be said for having the brain power to pick up the phone and call and see what the child is into if you have no clue about what a child of oh, say 4, would like.

So, what brings this tirade on?


Princess Pretendtocare, in a seriously misguided attempt to get back into Isaac’s life after ignoring him for oh, almost 2 years, because we told her where to take her delusional behavior (see previous posts on her. It’s just not worth rehashing here. She’s a peice of work, just like her parents.), sent Isaac a birthday present.


Wanna see what she sent?


You can’t believe that either, huh.

Well, just so you can believe your eyes are fine, here’s another shot of the stuff…

Yeah, you're NOT seeing things. This is a baby toy purchased for a 4 year old.

Did I mention the ball rattles?

Good everloving Lord.

My child will be 4 on Saturday. 4. Not 1, not 2…4. (Anyone else having visions of the Monty Python Holy Hand Grenade speech? No? Ok. Sorry.)

Let’s have a close up of the pins…

Yeah. A 4 year old REALLY wants to play with these..

Note how…non pre-K these suckers are. You’d find these in an INFANT room!!! Geez Louise!

Now, Princess Pretendtocare has called here recently. She’s only called to profess her undying love for Doug…which we all see through. Her small talk-as the rest of the outlaws do the same thing…because they’re STUPID and can’t use a simple search…”What’s the weather?”

NOT any of the following list

  • So, what’s Isaac into these days?
  • What size does Isaac wear? Are there any types of clothes you don’t allow him to wear?
  • What shows does he like?
  • Does he like sports?
  • what would he need for his birthday?
  • What would be a good present for him?

yeah. Any of those would be appropriate. But does she ask them? NOPE. Just a straight delusional, innapropriate gift.

I’m floored and flabbergasted. How can anyone think that this is appropriate for a 4 year old who got a SCOOTER for his birthday this year…and can sing all of the songs on They Might be Giants “Here come the ABC’s” and knows Speed Racer (and got a Mach 5 today!! That’s another post…) !!


Please, someone. Beat some sense into her for me. I’m at a loss for what to do…and even wondering if this was a basement gift…a la her ‘rents style..(remember the tissues? Remember the stuff that was sent for Christmas out of their basement??)




Entry filed under: annoyances, outlaws, parenting hell.

Wordless Wednesday, 4/16/08 Ok..Now, I’m just irritated.

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. TheAngelForever  |  April 17, 2008 at 8:28 am

    LMAO!!!! Ah, I needed that this morning.

    We bought those for JSL this Chanukah when he was about 7 months old. At almost one he is just about the perfect age for them.

  • 2. sjsmart  |  April 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    The frog one is cute!

    Yeah, your inlaws definitely have mine beat. I am going back to read some archives on this one….she’s gonna be my favorite I know!

  • 3. flgirlinsydney  |  May 8, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Well I am new to your blog and have been reading off and on all day– and all I have to say is that I really do think my mom takes the cake. For Chanukah last year my mom bought my 3 year old BOY a pink apron- totally ridiculous. But even better was when my 1st child was born– yes, her 1st GRANDCHILD– she bought me a Anne Geddes sunflower shaped picture frame and a size 2T (for a newborn) tshirt that said Ft. Lauderdale beach on it. Why???
    Link to pink apron:

  • 4. flgirlinsydney  |  May 8, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Link to apron picture:
    Why Did Grandma buy me this Apron?


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