4 September 2006

Advice to husbands on the occasion of future Fathers' Days

It is not recommended that one makes snide and undeserved comments to one's wife two days prior to Fathers' Day, as it is this wife who supervises the children's Fathers' Day Gift purchasing and one may well later find oneself opening presents such as an op shop copy of a Jeffrey Archer novel, or a pair of novelty socks purchased from the Two Dollar Shoppe or even a chunky china mug with 'IDIOT' thoughtfully printed on it, due to aforementioned wife not being particularly inclined to say Let's try over here instead and steering the children in another direction entirely.

It is recommended that when consuming the roast lamb (followed by strawberries and cream) Fathers' Day Dinner that one's previously mentioned wife (see above) spent the afternoon preparing, one sternly admonishes the children when they declare the gravy to be unpalatable.


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20 comments:

Martina said...

Do you suppose you should knit a sock for the foot that must have gone in his mouth??

Ali said...

You make me laugh! Happy wife-of-the-father's day to you.

Meggie said...

I just LOVE your blog!
wish I was brave enough to have one.You make me laugh, also.
Father's day....hmmmm Just let the children choose whatever they like-how do your Mother's day gifts go??

Suse said...

Mothers' Day? I seem to recall I received three vases from the local op shop. Hmmm.

Surfing Free said...

Yep, that's very good advice. I had to steer the girls away from a few disasterous suggestions.

Emma said...

So tell me truly, how was Father's Day? :)

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

I cannot comment: my beloved not only did all the ironing on Father's Day, he went out to get the ingredients for the paella I was about to make him and returned with bunch of flowers for me - for giving him such a lovely Father's Day...

He is available for hire, but maybe a swap would do us good?

Shula said...

I like the sound of the Idiot mug. Might have to get one of those for Myriam's Dad.

h&b said...

Oh dear.

Hey petal-of-the-male-persuasion, here's a smack upside the head from me ! Enjoy !

;)

Kim said...

hilarious. The mug - I want one of those...
Curiously, Chef found this story not funny at all.

BabelBabe said...

I want one of those mugs - for H, of course. And some roast lamb. for me.

Elizabeth said...

Touché.
(And I do like the new header)

herhimnbryn said...

Hee!

MsCellania said...

Hmmmmm...
I seem to remember a Father's Day very recently where the father didn't even receive a card, much less a gift, as he'd not been much of a father.
For Years.
Why reward behavior that simply isn't? I reasoned.
And the Behavior? Has improved enormously since then.
But I'd like that Idiot Mug.
And the lamb, as well. Maybe we should make it The Travelling Mug? As I see many have their dibbs on it already.

Miss Dot said...

so what DID he get? and I knew there was something wrong with my gift when I was more excited by the power tool than he was, but I couldn't offer to keep it..I already have one! he did however like the book of Australian Hymns from the op shop! go figure.

meggie said...

Hi again from meggie
Got brave & have tenatatively started own blog spot

You have inspired me to go for it. Am I too old?? I see much younger profiles.... but I still FEEL young. Hope I still think young!
Do really really like your blogs!!

Joke said...

All I ever want for Fathers' Day is the "Get Out Of Jail/Gaol Free" card, i.e., permission to buy or do something without recrimination or argument.

This is how I wind up with ridiculously impractical cars and electronic gear.

-J.

Lazy cow said...

My husband received no present from me, just something from the school Father's Day stall and a handmade card. Scrooge that he is, this year he proclaimed Mother and Father's Day to be a crock, and no presents between grownups will be exchanged. Fine by me :-)

susanna said...

hello there, namesake! you have good culinary instincts. i will visit again.

Sarah Louise said...

Okay, so in Australia, Father's day is not in June, I'm thinking, unless you waited a few months to post this.

Fascinating.

And I love Martina's idea about knitting a sock for the foot in the mouth. I must remember that...for when I start knitting...any day now for the past twenty years...