- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I am going to sound like an ungrateful, nit-picky bitch I am sure, but DH and I are perturbed with his family.
I have a son. A boy…obviously. And while I don’t mind some splashes of pink here and there as pink can be a boy color when added properly, why is DH’s family the ONLY ones that provide girly blankets?! I am not a fan of homemade blankets, but when babies are born that seems to be the go-to gift, and I’ve accepted it. I can find things to use them for.
My family and friends have given many wonderful blankets: Homemade Dr. Seuss blankets (I have a blue and red one with Cat in the Hat all over it and a red fleece Dr. seuss blanket with Horton, Lorax, Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, etc on it), blankets with polka dots, blankets with trucks, dogs, and I think I even have one that has some monkeys on it that’s brown and teal. At first I just thought it was his aunt on his dad’s side that was stark raving mad. She sent a pink-as-you-can-get, homemade Hello Kitty blanket with zebra printed ties at the ends of the blanket (the opposite side of the blanket is vibrant neon pinks and oranges too). I have not even tried using this blanket out and about.
DH’s grandma makes our son a small quilt that is red, white, and blue jean blue. On one side is a teddy bear on a rocking horse with kitties, puppies, lambs, and hearts and the back is littered with little red flowers. My husband, while appreciative, doesn’t want to use it.
Now his grandma asked DH what color our nursery was. We said Dr. Seuss, which is all sorts of colors, but it is sticking mainly to the ABC theme, which is blue, green, yellow, brown, and red. Well, then grandma calls MIL and asks her because apparently I stuttered when I said it was the ABC theme. She said it was all sorts of vibrant colors and to make something that stands out because that’s Dr. Seuss. Apparently grandma was finding this information out for DH’s great aunt so she could have a blanket made somewhere. In an effort to make something “whimsical and Dr. Seuss-ish” she sends a blanket with neon pink, orange, yellow, and green hedgehogs holding flowers on the back of it. The other side is neon green with my son’s name on it embroidered in hot pink. And while his name is spelled correctly, the first two letters of his middle name are both capitalized, so it is “Tristan PHillip _____.”
I am still sending a thank you. I am going to suck it up and say how lovely the blanket is when I see MIL and she asks how much we loved the blanket because I know she’s going to ask. These are lovely gestures, but come on. You can’t give me a blanket like that and expect me to wrap my son in it and go walk the mall. I guess if it were me, and I wanted to make someone a blanket, and it was a boy I would use blues and greens and put trucks on it or something like that. Not neon pinks and Hello Kitty.