Friday, June 13, 2008

you're so "loving"


The submitter writes, "This was a gift to my mom from my brother's wife. It would have been really sweet if it weren't so darn sarcastic."

19 comments:

Joe said...

Why would a mother call her son "your son?" That doesn't even make any sense -- a man can't be his own son!

Trifioso said...

Good LAWD but this is funny! I cannot really believe the authors didn't know exactly what they were up to....

jenny said...

My late grandmother would always underline and put quotes around various words in the long, sappy greeting cards that she sent her children and grandchildren, presumably for emphasis. We always gently made fun of her for it, but it was definitely one of her more lovable quirks. As silly and sappy as it is, this plaque totally reminded me of her, in a good way.

Maharet said...

why dude.... why???

Orng said...

Aww, How "sweet"

Anonymous said...

Hmm...maybe I should send one of these to my ex-mother in law. It actually fits perfectly.

Beth said...
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Beth said...

This absolutely needs to go in the "best of the blog" list. I am laughing so hard! Classic, and so true of some in-law dynamics. What a find...what a gem. Love it!

Wendy said...

The company is called Genie's Poetry, and there are DOZENS of similar products. All are equally awful.

Anonymous said...

Priceless!!

Not quite the Bradys said...

I think someone needs to shoot this one over to PAN. I'm pretty sure it counts. You've got the PA-ness directed at both the Mother in law AND the "husband". Love it. : )

S said...

This is definitely a best of!

Kev Orng said...

As noted by Wendy:
Genie's Poetry geniegravelinespoetry.com
It gets worse before it gets better.

chartonjeremiah said...

This is borderline between oversentimentality and sarcasm. I could imagine my wife sending this to my mother.

Miss Expatria said...

Is it me, or is there some serious incest inferred from this ode?

I've been going back through your posts and they are so awesome. I've been cackling for an hour now. MUST GET BACK TO "work".

Michael said...

I love the reference to the son's questionable parentage at the end. Classic.

Andrea said...

Wow ... so awesome. Now I don't feel so bad that my MiL gave me a birthday card that said

to our "daughter" ...
with "love" ....
etc.

Also is it a little weird that the MOM sent this plaque to the DiL?

damo said...

"your son" actually works, as its quoting the father.

the others, well they are just wrong.

Cara Wogsland said...

but really "grateful" should be in quotes too