Thursday, August 10, 2006

What Have I Done?

Dear Future Daughter-in-Law,

I am so, so sorry. I honestly don't know what I was thinking. I mean, I didn't go out with the intention of buying it. I was at Marshall's perusing the toy aisle and it just kinda ended up in my cart. I didn't consider the future implications until it was too late.

I know that, unfortunately, it will be you who pays the consequences of my mistake. And I feel awful, just awful thinking of all of those Saturdays you will spend alone, waiting for him to come home. I know how it feels. I too have been there. Over. and over. again.

Please know that if there is ever, and I mean ever, anything I can do to make this up to you, I will. You just let me know.

In the meantime, please enjoy this picture of your husband with his first golf set. As soon as we gave it to him, he pulled a club right out of the bag like an old pro and started practicing his putting. It appears that he has a knack for it.

Love,

Your mother-in-law (golf-widow extraordinaire)

**********





Hey dude, slap me five. I'm gonna make someone a golf widow one day! Woo-hoo!









P.S. Guess who made this shirt for me? Mom's good blogging bud, Deb, at I Obsess. She, like, made it herself. With her own two hands. Did you know she's a professional embroiderer? I'm not kidding you. She's amazing. Check it out.

58 Comments:

Blogger metro mama said...

Good thing you're apologizing in advance!

5:10 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

At least he'll get some exercise...as for your future daughter-in-law, just offer to take her shopping.

5:13 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

You will be an awesome mother-in-law in about 25 years! Any mother who can apologize to her daughter-in-law is good good thing in my book! Especially when SHE messed said son up. gave him wierd personality quirks and annoying things that I,she, has to live with EVERY day for the rest of my, er I mean her, life, and may or may not lead to heavy drinking of mai tias and rum and coke... **cough cough** YES, we are still talking about you and your son's golf addiction. You didn't think I was thinking of MY MIL, did you?!?!?!? (hehehehehehehe)

5:16 AM  
Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

OMG what have you done?!?!? My husband (the addict) doesnt drink, smoke or swear, but by God he golfs. *cries*

5:17 AM  
Blogger macboudica said...

I thought it was going to be his first x-box or something. Better golf than video games.

5:59 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

Those pictures are priceless.

6:31 AM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

He looks like a natural.

6:47 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

tsk tsk tsk MOTR!! WHY WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!?!?! I mean if the hubby did it, I'd understand. But YOU! *shakes head in dissappointment*

7:08 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

Save this letter for her some day. It looks like you are going to need it! Oh, and Deb is one talented chick, isn't she?

7:14 AM  
Blogger ~d said...

Mommy: i went yesterday with a preg gf to help her register for the baby shower. It was amazing how many things have stars and sky stuff on them-and b/c of the baby's daddy we bought way too much! (he is a rocket scientist)
BTW-I holla at you from Christina the Wench. (ahem) I would be most interested in the erotica links.
(smile!)
~d heart MOTR

7:27 AM  
Blogger Kel said...

That shirt is so cute!

I'm sure your future DIL will forgive you, and you and her will get to spend some time together. (hopefully you'll like her and not get the overwhelming urge to push her in a fountain or something....)

8:00 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Just teach him to pee straight into the toilet and put the seat down after and your DIL will love you notwithstanding the golf habit. Sorry to be crude, but this is such an important life skill for a husband.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

You can more than make up for it in other areas.

Teach him when and how to give good backrubs.

Tell him that for every dollar he spends on golfing, DIL gets to spend on clothes or whatever she wants. And make sure it's in their budget.

Teach him the phrase, "Yes, Dear," early on.

And by God, yes! The toilet seat thing.

Call his golf outings your chance to go somewhere fun with DIL.

But you've got some time. And hey, if he's the next Tiger, DIL might be thanking her lucky stars for you.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Also, mad props to Deb for the shirt. That's awesome!

8:55 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

Great shirt Deb!

My son is a 5 year old golfing maniac. Maniac I tell ya. We spend an hour ... an hour ... at the park every night practicing. He only watches the golf channel and is in love with all things Tiger Woods.

I have a HUGE apology to make. HUGE.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Farm Girl said...

He is such a cutie. If I were you I would probably hold off on the appology, you may not even like your future daughter-in-law. No need to throw appologies around so easily.

9:28 AM  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

He's sooo cute! We'll take him as our SIL!!! His cute curly brown hair and brown eyes and my babies cute curly brown hair and blue eyes!!! What a match!!! My hubby even said he was cute...and he never says that about other peoples kids!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Nut's mom said...

not golf!!!! aaauuuggghhh!!!!!

hey, at least it's better then all the ^&(%^*^% airplanes here. my hub is a pilot so we have planes everywhere, on all of nut's clothes, and most o f his toys. I want to puke.

9:53 AM  
Blogger jennster said...

LMFAO! awwwww- you are so cute!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Happy0303 said...

At least you know the consequences of your actions! Who knows, maybe he'll go professional and his future wife can be a SAHM and just shop all day!

10:08 AM  
Blogger beth said...

Oh.No.

Yeah, you're gonna need to save this letter for her because this is borderline unforgivable.

My husband went to visit his dad once and returned with 2 used golf sets, as though I'm going to play too! Also borderline unforgivable.

10:16 AM  
Blogger sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

Yep, you've ruined him..but, he's sooooo cute maybe your future daughter in law will forgive you!

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Poopydigs said...

Too too funny.

Means I should hand my daughter a credit card, and write my apology letter as well?

11:12 AM  
Blogger Babaloo said...

Poor future DIL. At least you two will have something in common! But, save the letter... just in case.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Alli's Mom said...

How precious is that shirt? Gotta love it!

At least you can admit that it's your fault, my MIL would NEVER do that!

Glad to know I'm not the only golfing (and hunting) widow out there...

11:19 AM  
Blogger virtualsprite said...

You are too funny! But he is adorable, and remember that pro-golfers make a lot of money!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Uh, yeah, that letter isn't going to help you out with the future daughter-in-law. I'm sure she's going to have some choice words for you.

Those pictures, though... Gah! The cuteness.

1:15 PM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

I went to Syracuse U! Never been to marshalls believe it or not!!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Nikkie said...

lol, I love that letter! I don't know whats wrose, being a golf widow or a video game widow! Both right up there though!

3:01 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

I'm not sure what's worse either, but I think I'm going to have to go with video game playing. Luckily, Husband broke that habit a few years back. A couple times he's hinted at getting an Xbox and I'm like "Hellll no."

Though I do deserve the right to buy an old Atari set with a joy stick and play Pacman now and then.

Flip Flop Mama: I say we set up a date for 2023!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

Ha ha ha ha that's awesome. You can be one of those crazy sport mom's.

If it makes ya feel better, my NRA member dad has already bought my yet to be born daughter her first riffle. *shaking head* You think you got problems...

3:35 PM  
Anonymous Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom said...

OH MY GOD! HE IS THE CUTEST!!! I don't think your future daughter-in-law will mind with a cutie like that!

6:11 PM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

I'm DYING here. So cute, and you are so freaking funny.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Waya said...

He's adorable and I love the t-shirt!! Too cool! But I hope he doesn't take up that stinky game b/c my brother-in-law golfs all weekend and every single weekend, the selfish ass that he is and the poor kids don't get to spend any time with their dad. I can say this until I'm blue in the face, but I can't figure out how my sister can tolerate it, or maybe she doesn't have the choice?

6:54 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Dirty Birdie: OK, you totally win with the rifle thing. I think that beats golfing AND video game playing. Hands down!

7:52 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Very cute shirt!!

Well, since you were so up front about your apology, I am sure that she will forgive you!

9:38 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

heehee. But he'll be an adoreable golfer. Maybe he'll be like Tiger Woods and make his first few million at a young age!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

LMAO. I'll pass this on to my girls, just in case one of them fall in love with your kiddo.

And what a great t-shirt!

4:58 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Hey I have a Debbie original too! i'm finally a member of the cool kid crowd.

i bought Hailey a gold club with a carrot top and she insists on trying to cook it in her play kitchen. She's such a "girl".

5:14 AM  
Blogger lildb said...

C, this is hilarious. you're funny.

yeah, I said it.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

LMAO! I fear I have many things to ask my future daughter in law forgiveness for. I love the shirt. I have wanted to have some cute little tees made. Maybe I'll check her out.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Queso said...

Oh no you di-unt. Perhaps he can be the next this...

Two year old golfer set to emulate Tiger

Thursday, July 27, 2006 (Denver):

Well on his way to becoming the greatest golfer in the history of the game, Tiger Woods is renowned for picking up a club at an early age, going on to show off his skills on American television at eight-years-old.

Woods' progress though, looks positively pedestrian compared to the start made by Brayden Bozak, a two-and-a-half year old from Colorado.

Reporter: Who's the best two-and-a-half year old golfer in the world?

Brayden: "Me!"

Bozak is only two-and-a-half years old, but he swings a club like an old pro. In fact, Brayden says he'd like to turn professional before he finishes school. Elementary school, that is.

Reporter: How long before you go pro?
Brayden: Uh, two, no, Five.
Reporter: Five more years? So at seven years old, you're going to be going pro?
Brayden: Butterfly!

He'll obviously have to work on his concentration - especially if he's to go all the way.

Reporter: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Brayden: I want to be Tiger when I grow up."

Mature for his age while on the golf course, he still betrays signs of his infancy - that toddler's bottle a bit of a giveaway.

And his father - who doubles as his caddy - knows Brayden will have to learn a few basics before taking on the elite. Like hold to control his bladder and bowels.

"It's amazing because he's still in diapers. He's two and a half years old. And the kid comes out and hits the ball off the tee box, 50 or 60 yards. And he just loves the game," said Reid Bozak, his father.

A fantastic talent. But how many other gifted children have burnt out and waned long before reaching maturity? (AP)


I mainly love that he gets distracted by a butterfly.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

this is cute...and remind your future DIL he could be doing so much worse than golfing!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

MOTR Maybe I can switch her rifle for a set of clubs...that would make me SO happy ;)

1:40 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

We are a golf free zone...
My husband does not like the sport so I am blessed...
However, that being said...
My daughter convinced us to play mini putt with her on our summer vacation...
my husband painstakenly tried to teach her how to stand and hold the club while the lines of people piled up behind us...
Finally exasperated she pointed out that her score was as good as his whatever way she stood...
apparently the line behind us were in agreement as they just nodded silently hoping that the torture ofthe mini putt lesson would end so they could 'play through'...

4:11 PM  
Blogger Oblivious Maven said...

Whoa. I'm about to send your embroidery lady my cross-stitch.

And, I'm thinking about taking up golf myself.

8:40 PM  
Blogger ~d said...

RARRR. Sad. Boo. No erotica links for ~d.
Sigh.
Heart.

12:24 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

If that is the worst you can think of to screw up your son for his future wife, you are a saint in my book!!! Hopefully you'll have an awesome d-i-l and you guys can go SHOPPING together, spending all the money, while the men are golfing, TOGETHER! Payback is a . . .

Carrie :)

12:29 AM  
Blogger h&b said...

My husband is in 'the industry', and my son got his first set at like ... um .. 5 months old ...

He's 2yrs old now, and without any encouragement ( daddy's never home, mummy is blogging ), he really is quite good.

I apologise too.
I can't stand golf..

3:37 AM  
Blogger Mary Tsao said...

I'm not a golf widow, but I am an online poker widow. I feel your pain!

Cute little guy, isn't he?

2:31 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I love this post... just hysterical!

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Maybe you can channel that love of ball-whacking into a love for baseball, which is far less weekend-intrusive and is typically only watched by grown men rather than played. Just a thought. But that shirt is pretty darn cute :)

3:34 PM  
Blogger MQ said...

Soooo cute!!! I plan to be a terrible mother in law.

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Much More Than A Mom said...

Good idea to apologize now. I have one of those coming as well I think - there are 3 grandparents and a daddy waiting to get him out on the course. I'm scared of the green fees!

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10:10 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Girl con Queso: thanks for that article. That little boy sounds amazing! My husband had told me about him but I didn't get all the details until I read your comment. Htting 50-60 yards while still in diapers?? Amazing.

And that butterly comment? LMAO.

Cute kid. Almost as cute as our kids, eh?

11:12 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

There may be golfing in some lucky girls future, but just look at that Little Guy!! He's gonna break some hearts one day, what with all those curls!!!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Great Day said...

what have you done, what have you done?

Maybe he'll find a gal who actually likes golfing. There's got to be one out there somewhere!

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

That is too funny. And he is just too adorable (if that's possible).

6:40 PM  

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