“Um- thank you, darling.”
This Sunday is Mother’s day, so no doubt children from around Australia have been queuing up in the multi-purpose room or on the basketball court to buy their mums the best present $5 minus the cost of a packet of Nerds can buy.
Comedian, writer, singer and radio/television presenter Em Rusciano is no stranger to the joy and utter ridiculousness a Mother’s Day Stall can bring. Her daughters Marchella and Odette are the masters, probably due to the fact that Em sets them this genius challenge: Buy the crappiest gift you can find.
BUT- if you can possibly believe it, “gum nut earrings” are falling down the ranks in the quest for the “craptastic crown.”
The mothers of Facebookland have responded in a big way, and we also posed the question to the mums of the Mamamia Women’s Network.
What is the worst present you have ever received for Mother’s Day?
It turns out, most kids are pretty spectacular when it comes to the bizarre and useless.
Here are a few of our favourites…
“Last year my partner took the boys to pick a gift for me. My son chose some 3m hooks.”
“I got egg carton slippers!”
Watch out Jimmy Choo.
“Apparently my daughter asked the mum’s running the stall if they had any rum because it’s her mum’s favourite. When she repeated the conversation back to me in front of mum’s at pickup all I could say was ‘Did they have scotch instead?’….. she’s going to check at the stall again tomorrow.”
“My daughter told me exactly what she thought of me at age 3. I don’t know what you can read but I’m seeing ‘happy Mother’s Day fat fuk’. She was going for Katelyn, but I guess she got bored and chose a couple of choice letters to stick on instead.”
Hey, spelling is hard okay?
“A couple of years ago my daughter bought me two giant-sized, glittery nail files from the Mothers’ Day stall at her school. I never file my nails. This year I went with her to the stall and she kept trying to buy me a pair of earrings shaped like scissors. I don’t have pierced ears, but she insisted I could tie them or stickytape them to my ears.”