(Closed) A simple question about inlaws and bumper stickers…

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I would not like that idea if I were your parents.  Why would I want a bumper sticker that says I’m a “proud parent” when I’m not even the parent?  “Proud Inlaws of a OU student”?  No way.  Find them something else.  If you gave that to me I’d probably look at you like it was some type of joke…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

uh…no. If I were a parent, I wouldn’t put my son/daughter in law’s university sticker on my vehicle. just sayin’.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I would come up with something else! There are a ton of DIY ideas on Pinterest:)

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s strange. I’m sure you can find something else to do for your parents.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I personally wouldn’t put one of those on my car for my kid, let alone for an inlaw. I guess I feel like those “I’m a proud parent of an X Middle School Honor Student” are supposed to give children a self esteem boost. Adults, on the other hand, don’t need their parent to broadcast it to the world.

That said, what do you think your parents would do? You know them way better than us! My dad would never put a bumper sticker on his car that said “proud parent of a Umich student.” BUT, he did love getting a UofM Dad t-shirt back when we were in college. And I would probably wear a t-shirt saying something like that too. That’s just our temperment though – I feel like bumper stickers are pretty permanent so it has to be something I really like or identify with for me to put it on my car. 

Did your parents to go college or have a favorite team? Maybe get them a bumper sticker for that school instead?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@flipflopsandcombatboots:  Nah. He’s not their kid and a lot of people don’t like bumper stickers.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

No, I don’t think that’s a good idea. You didn’t go there, so why would they have any affiliation with that school? And do you know if they even like bumper stickers – personally I will never put a sticker on my car, I think it ruins them. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

@rickhurst35:  +1…. i thought people stopped doing that when their kids left elementary school.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It’s weird. I would not recommend it. I’d say find something else.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Very weird – he isn’t their kid, plus those bumper stickers are attention seeking, in my opinion. I would think of something else.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

sorry but I think that would be odd. I also hate bumper stickers though so.

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@flipflopsandcombatboots:  If the parents want to put one, great, but I don’t know if inlaws would really want that.I also don’t like bumper stickers or use them. I would rather have a magnet so it comes off easier with no damage to the car, but that is just me.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No.  Bumper stickers are not a gift. 

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’d try to come up with something different. Maybe Pinterest can help you get some ideas.

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