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Monday, 17 December 2007

Gift

Each December I am faced with the same dilemma; what should I purchase for my Monster-in-Law for Christmas? I try so hard to please, but I always meet with disapproval... Over the years she has had a lot to say about my love of premium skin care, so last Christmas I invested in some super Creme de la Mer which I felt sure would convert her to my point of view.

When I enquired of her a couple of weeks into the New Year, how she was enjoying the product Granzilla claimed; "I finished that pot an age ago," which shocked me I must admit. My products last for months.

"My feet soaked that right up, it lasted less than a week," she continued, OHMYGOD!!!

"But Elizabeth it was for your face," I protested...

"I make a point of never reading the claims on the labels of these pretentious pots. It was a moisturiser, and it suited the purpose I found for it," I was crushed.

This year James and I were in New York for a couple of days at the end of October and I found the most perfect gift ever for Granzilla. While shopping in Saks of Fifth Avenue, I was browsing in the dreadfully blingtastic Juicy Couture section while my darling man answered an urgent work related telephone call. Can you believe they sell doggy cashmere hoodies, suit carriers, nail polish and even Pawtection Balm - moisturiser for little doggy feet!

I bought my monster-in-law's gift right there and then. I believe it is premium quality moisturiser, and I so hope that it suits whatever purpose she finds for it!

15 comments:

Potty Mummy said...

DM, you made me laugh out loud. I would so hate to be on the wrong side of you...

BTW - what on earth are you doing buying her present in the first place? Surely that's James's job? It's certainly my Husband's. I wouldn't dream of coming between him and his mamma by presuming to know her well enough to buy her a present. (Or so I tell him, in any case...)

dulwichmum said...

Oh Potty Mummy,

I really need saving from myself! When I am pre-menstrual, I become pure evil! James says he is far too busy to choose gifts, I know, brilliant isn't it!

Elsie Button said...

ha ha ha ha brilliant! i don't even know your mother-in-law but i still feel tremendous satisfaction and pleasure that you are getting her back in this way! She will read the label this time - guaranteed... even better!

ALF said...

I'm sorry you have a Monster-in-law. You should totally make your husband buy her presents.

dulwichmum said...

Oh Elsie,

Are you sure? I know I am guaranteed to rot in hell for being a bad daughter in law. I have wrapped it perfectly though...

Lovely Alf,

He will not give in on this. Half of me capitalises on it and enjoys spending outragous amounts of cash while he looks the other way, the other half of me begs him to notice my ferral behaviour...

Pig in the Kitchen said...

OUch! You're scary!
Pigx

Nunhead Mum of One said...

Darling I hit the jackpot this year! I've got her a voucher for a spa day for her and best friend to partake in a selection of treats that she's already approved of! Therefore, if it all goes belly up on the day IT'S NOT MY FAULT!

Genius or what?

Frog in the Field said...

Fantastic, just brilliant, I'm off to the pet shop. A muzzle might be good too...
oops, did I really say that?

rilly super said...

might need to advise the mother in law to avoid crufts next year DM, although not sure is she'll attract the wrong kind of attention from the entries or have someone stick a rosette on her. Anyway, I know it's a tad early but I hope you have a good christmas and that everybody appreciates all that you do for them dear.

dulwichmum said...

Oh lovely Pig!

I have gone too far this time, haven't I? I am full of regret this evening, perhaps I should give it to my Monster-in-Law and point out that it is a treat for her dog?

Darling Nunhead mum of one,

You really have the situation all sewn up, haven't you!

No, no lovely Frog, I think I was too harsh, please don't follow my lead... I am on the stool of repentance!

Perfect Rilly!

You are back!!! Thank God for that, I feared you had left us!

mutterings and meanderings said...

Not evil at all, DM, just practical ..

debio said...

I'm intrigued to know the state of monster-in-law's feet, that she could use a whole pot of C de la M in such a short space of time!

The laws haven't been written to deal with such crime.

What does she usually use, lard?

Milkmaid said...

Oh where would we be without our darling MILs, I'm pretty lucky, mine is easy to buy for, it's my Mother that is the difficult one
Maybe she would benefit from some super moisturiser for her feet, I should know, sadly we are in role reversal and I have to cut her toe nails these days

dulwichmum said...

Oh lovely M&M, are you sure?

Indeed dear Debio, I am sure I can dream up an appropriate punishment!

Poor lovely Milkmaid,

Brenda (my mum) was sick a few years ago, and I looked after her. I once painted her toes with blue glitter polish simply to entertain myself! She was soon back on her feet after that!

Omega Mum said...

Sorry haven't been around for such a long time. Being music teacher is a dog's life, I can tell you. Anyway, well done on monster in law present front. And a happy xmas all round.....