Monday, 14 February 2011

Where is a Debretts guide when you need one?

I am pondering what would be an appropriate engagement gift for my not yet divorced from me husband.

Suggestions in the comments please.

34 comments:

Muddling Along Mummy said...

Am trying desperately hard not to suggest something involving a large stick...

Perhaps better to get her flowers and say you're thinking of her?

auntiegwen said...

MaM - that did make me laugh

Paul Wynn said...

Something that causes itching in the underpants...

auntiegwen said...

Paul - is it wrong that I laughed?

Rock Chef said...

I don't know enough about you to make a sensible suggestion.

Maybe a box of viagra?

Anonymous said...

AG

Surely a decree nisi and a wave.

Q

auntiegwen said...

Rock Chef - wow nothing does passive aggressive to your ex like viagra, again is it bad I laughed!!!

Q - thank you Q, how I never tire of saying that, yes indeed a cheery wave. I imagine all the very long and protracted negotiations will be brought to to a speedy end :)

notSupermum said...

Maybe a book about how to keep you woman happy in bed? Soemthing to boost his ego.

auntiegwen said...

NS - I have got to stop sniggering at these, really I have

Sandi said...

A book called 'Marriage for Dummies'
x Sandi

auntiegwen said...

Sandi - nicely done :) x

Mud in the City said...

Syphilis?

Rock Chef said...

Laughter is never bad!

auntiegwen said...

Mud - oh dear, he's not that bad, honest

Rock Chef - like I always say my life is massively entertaining if you're not living it :)

Mac n' Janet said...

A condolence card for his fiance.

Ayak said...

I can't beat any of those suggestions...they're all good ones :-))

katyboo1 said...

severed head in a box?

Picture of you both on your wedding day with your face carefully cut out and her face put in. Underneath in newspaper letters you could write 'look familiar?'

Just to make him very twitchy, obv.
:) xxx

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I'd send them one of those divorce cakes as a reminder, one of the less nasty ones obviously.

auntiegwen said...

Mac N Janet - he's actually a nice guy, honest !

Ayak - I know, it's just an unusual situation to be in !

Mrs Boo - oh yes, a use for the photos after all, love it :) xxx

LFBS - I would but we're still not divorced ! timing is everything n'cest pas?

Kelloggsville said...

I have enjoyed everyone elses comments and really can't top MaM! I also wish I had said what Ayak said in your last post, she is a sensible woman. On a serious note for this post, I bought my ex a lovely salt and pepper thingymajiggy as a moving out/new home present. I just think giving something that says "hey, I'm a normal ex wife sort of girl and mean well" goes a long way in ensuring the good will continues to go around and a good dollop of good will generally makes the whole ex thing go around a whole lot easier. I would also say whatever the planned date is make sure you arrange to do something cool yourself, not ferrying the kids to and from the wedding. I delivered my daughter as a bridesmaid to a wedding ex was a bestman at and the whole wedding dressed up thing etc really messed my emotions around. I should have not got involved at all and been having a good knees up with my friends at centre parcs or something :0)

auntiegwen said...

S - very wise words, we have been discussing it and we thought we'd buy a nice bottle of champagne and some nice glasses. I genuinely think he would do the same for me if the situations were reversed. Great idea re keeping myself busy although it will be more than strange to have my kids all dressed up and me not be there, as we all know I am a horribly overinvolved type of mummy

Mrs Worthington said...

hysterical comments and can't top any of them. Judging by your last comment though you will be needing something to keep yourself busy that day, somewhere where you can go glammed up too.

Curry Queen said...

How about a beautiful picture frame with an equally beautiful picture of his beautiful ex-wife and their beautiful children? If you really wanted to piss him off, you could include Hot Boy licking his own nipple...lol x

Velveteen Rabbit said...

Loving Curry Queens comment! That one made me laugh out loud :D
x

auntiegwen said...

Mrs W - yep the readers have very fine suggestions

CQ - ah but Hot Boy at the wedding will be an even bigger treat :) xx

VR - she's gas isn't she? x

libby said...

Your graciousness and maturity shines through with the glasses and champagne option AG x

JAGDISH BALI said...

Funny. u r lucky.

Rare Lesser Spotted said...

a guide dog?
perhaps just a card and flowers - not too ostentatious
xx

Nota Bene said...

No gift suggestions from me, just a jaw casually dropped on the floor x

auntiegwen said...

Libs - in my nicer moments :)

Jagdish - that's a word for it

Steve - love it! xxx

NB - is it weird to get engaged before you get divorced then?

Taz said...

A to do list of all the jobs he didn't get round to finishing before he left? Oh no that's what I'd give to mine but would it work for yours too? ;)

Suzanne Jones said...

Some great suggestions from your other readers.

I've no suggestions for him - he doesn't deserve anything. But I'm sending you a hug.

XX

auntiegwen said...

Taz - best idea ever, I love it :)

SJ - aawh thank you xx

scrappysue said...

yeah - marriage for dummies is an EXCELLENT idea!

or 'how to manage your codependency - an idiot's guide'.....