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Guest blogger mom-on-the-edge: "For My Wife on Valentine's Day - It's that special time of year when I show you how much I love you... and what a lousy gift buyer I am. Buttons are sort of like jewelry, aren't they?"

woman holding a pen saying you suck

That's the card I got and it had a big, plastic button attached that said, "Perfect Wife."

Buttons are NOT like jewelry. Buttons suck. Buttons are good for popping puss-filled blisters on your foot when you can't find a needle. Buttons are good for grannies who use 'em to cover up a stain on their sweater.

But the part of the card that irks me most is, "It's that special time of year when I show you... what a lousy gift buyer I am."

What is that? A 'get out of jail free' card? A pre-emptive strike? I say I suck, I admit it, I don't give good gift so you get nothing.

Here's the deal, dude. Any gift, even if you think it sucks, is better than no gift at all.
And, the card, not so funny.

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Cristina Mathers February 16, 2009, 3:42 PM

so sorry, that sucks! i think it’s time for a talk about what’s cool and what really isn’t.

Anonymous February 17, 2009, 12:53 AM

I’m so sorry that you’re this materialistic. No wonder your husband doesn’t want you anymore.

anon February 17, 2009, 2:50 AM

It’s not materialistic to want your spouse to give you an actual gift on Valentine’s Day, especially if you can afford it. My dh and I agreed to not give expensive gifts this year because we’re having some costly remodeling done… But to a man no expensive gifts apparently mean NO GIFTS… NOT EVEN A CARD!? Who knew? Well, I didn’t. I bought him a card and a great cake from a bakery we both like and made his favorite dinner. I figured he’d get me a card and some cheap chocolates or flowers from the grocery store. I would’ve loved that, it would have reminded me of when were first in love and that was all we could afford…. He…. got me nothing, not even a card, and he said “I thought we weren’t exchanging gifts this year.” WHAT?!?!? I didn’t say a thing and just let him open his card… which is now back in the envelope on the floor on his side of the bed. …. His birthday is not too far off and I know he’s going to say “don’t get me anything” just like he always does but I always make get him something…. This will be different!

ame i. February 17, 2009, 10:54 AM

This is funny, because my husband and I had agreed to no gifts, no cards this year and to go out for a very nice dinner, which we did.
I sent a bonsai tree to his office on Friday and he was like Hey! I thought we agreed….

Anonymous February 27, 2009, 10:39 PM

She doesn’t mention that she actually got a gift. Pretty sad. Especially considering that lack of card and regifted shirt she gave. Too bad bloggers stretch the truth for a response.

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