Dear Captain Bad Gift Giver With Really Good Intentions

Dear Captain Bad Gift Giver With Really Good Intentions,

Look, I get it. I totally get it. You want to be able to buy your grandchildren lots and lots of gifts, like any good grandparent does, so you're always looking for a good deal or a hidden sale.

And I get that in order to buy your grandchildren 300 gifts each, you have to buy the toys that aren't really cool anymore, like Shrek or Cars or anything else you can find for 74 cents at Big Lots.

I get it.

But for future reference:

No matter how cheap it matter what kind of deal it is...

A 5-year old boy just isn't going to appreciate the understated elegance of a John Deere clock.

Even if it does have 12 different tractor sounds that go off at each hour.


The proud owner of 2 boys and 4, 328, 032 outdated toys.

5 people used their Big Boy words to communicate:

WheresMyAngels said...

Does it really make sounds? Cause my nephew would love it! lol

My aunt, bless her soul, gave my nephew a girls pin. Dementia sucks!

Page said...

I'll buy it from you. My nephew would love it, but I think I would love it even more. Not even joking. I love John Deere.

Angela said...

At least you'll always have an abundance of White Elephant gifts for a particular Friends Christmas party!

Or you could sell the stuff on Ebay :) You could name your online store "Gpas House O'Crap" (just a suggestion)

lfamily5 said...

Wow...we have a captain like that at our house too! Ha Ha! Can I trade you that clock for one of my crap side of the family does a white elephant at Christmas, it' would be perfect! :-)

Veronica Harmonica said...

sorry shan but if your boys don't love that clock, i really think it's your boys who have a problem and not the gift giver.

That thing is fantastic!!!