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Got a problem that only you guys can help me with. My wife just had another little girl for us. My problem is my mother in law. First off, she's a loser pill head, chain smoking drunk that I can't stand. Luckily she lives in Northwest Arkansas about 12 hours away and I see her maybe once a year. Well she grew up in Oklahoma and has lived in Arkie for the last 20. Well with the new baby they came down and brought gifts for the kids. Now my son wears nothing but Texas or LSU-he's 10. My 5 year old wears LSU or Texas. However, mother in law brought down blowU and Arkie gear for my newborn. Heres my problem.
I threw it all away! That's right, it all found its way to the trash can. I told my wife it must have gotten put into the bags of clothes we took to goodwill. She bought it, however mo-in law wants to send more. Problem is I don't feel bad for what I did, whats yall's take on that? Good fan, bad dad? I will continue to not allow that crap in my house, along with fluer de leis-the saints logo.
Arkie-Oklahoma combo, eh? That's like mixing ketchup with milk. Sounds like a crappy combo and after you taste it, it's worse than you could have ever imagined.
I love that comparison.
I would have just given the stuff to goodwill, but my kids wouldn't be wearing that crap either. Can't say I totally disagree with your choice. It is your job to protect your children after all.
I can't say I condone the LSU garb though.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by HighFire 23 months ago
Here's what you do. Temporarily lose your mind and put the clothes on the kid. Take a few mushy pictures out in the garage and then thoroughly disinfect your child. Send said mushy pictures to mother in law and then hide the clothes in the garage where only you know where it is for a few months, then donate them and tell your mother in law the baby outgrew them if she asks about them later. Problem solved.
This post was edited by Del Griffith 23 months ago
American Light and Fixture Company, shower curtain ring division.
Would've done the same thing, but told the mother in law up front that crap is no option. No guilt whatsoever.
Two words for you: lighter fluid.
This post was edited by LAVike 23 months ago
conserve words - this could have been simplified by saying:
"She's from Northwest Arkansas." - we know the rest after that statement.
I'm not the board police but this is the kind of thread that gets started on Orangebloods.
I so enjoy the "Sports Only" theme of this board and I truly wish it would stay that way.
I understand it's probably a normal progression in the life of a board that as we become more familiar with each other, friendly discussions will creep in.
If it ever evolves into political discussion.............. (can't finish that thought).
This post was edited by GetHooked 23 months ago
agree. The reason I enjoy this site is absentance of this type of subject
This. Just tell her that you live in a UT house and that other stuff will not be welcome.
See next post
This post was edited by papa horn 23 months ago
I don't really understand why LSU is okay and the other two aren't. Your MIL isn't the only one with an issue.
Use that crap for cloth diapers. Wont go to waste and your kid will be potty-trained at least a year faster than these spoiled pull-up comfort wearing crotchfruit of todays world. Youre welcome.
LSU gear is cool in my house because i've been living here almost 16 years and this is where my kids where born. Get to take my son to a few games each year 3 rows off the field, next section over from the student section. If that atmosphere doesn't make you a fan, then the hard nose ass kicking smash mouth football should. I guess since I didn't attend college and took the Air Force route it makes me a little more lenient than you alum. guys. Also, its cool living in a state that isn't divided. Texas has what 5-6 major colleges and their fans are split that way. BlowU and LSU also have a big presence in Texas. Down here its one choice, therefore it makes it an entirely different animal.
So, who you voting for in November???
I wouldn't throw them away, but I certainly wouldn't have my kids wear the clothes either. More importantly, the mother-in-law should know better than to bring that shit to your house and expect you to be okay with it.
Disciplina praesidium civitatis
If it goes to Goodwill then you could be scaring other kids for life. I can see them on the Springer Show blaming their problems on the cloths their parents made them wear.
As a mother this is what I would want my husband to do. First put your child some UT clothes on first. Make sure nothing OU ever touches the child. Then you can take the pictures. You also need to let your wife know you threw those clothes away. Otherwise she will think you are not man enough. She will love you for being a man.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by UT27am25 23 months ago
You are an idiot.
I straight up told my in laws and my own family I'd just throw it away. So far my 3 kids have never received anything OU related.
This post was edited by Longhorn in OK 23 months ago
I agree, maybe donate them. I made it know to all grandmothers, inlaws, etc. If they buy another college other than UT, it will not be worn. So dont waste your money.
On second thought, id have to trash it because i couldnt run the risk of other children growing up being OU fans because they got some donated clothes when they didnt have any lol
I have a suggestion of eminently practical etiquette.
When university attire is given to a child too young to understand its significance, then the gift isn't for the child, it is for the grantor a) hoping to get a picture of the child in the gear and b) laughing with you about it. Your response should be to dress the child in the clothes, take the pictures, send copies of the pictures to the relative along with the clothes with a polite note to the effect that you know the clothes were given in jest, you thought it was pretty funny, but the clothes would go unwanted in your house, your neighborhood, your state, and you think they would make a fine donation to her local welfare organizations that collect clothes for small children and infants.
Sorry if I took all the humor out of it, but I'm a single parent with sole custody since my son was about 2 1/2, and I know very well the importance of ensuring children have as much positive contact they want with distant relatives.
Edit: Since this is a gift from you mother in law, you should discuss this plan with your wife, convince her of the wisdom of the plan, then co-write and sign the note with her.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bierce 23 months ago
When the family is divided dad's team colors always win------- Man law.
You realize you're making money for OU every time you throw their apparel away and don't tell her the truth?
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