Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, always has been. Actually any holiday where I have an excuse to stuff my face with candy is my favorite but I really love Halloween. I love the decorations (what other time of the year can you put up a blood splattered zombie on your front door without the neighbors calling the police) and I love seeing little ones in their costumes.

I admit there have been years when my hubby and I have turned off the lights in the house and we’ve pretended not to be home. Now that we have our daughter, we really get into it and love having the neighbor kids knocking on our door in search of candy that their parents will sneak into and eat later on.

Another reason why I love Halloween, my MIL. After 15 years of her making me feel inadequate, saying things that make me cry, and undermining everything I do or say, I discovered a small way to exact some revenge. Do you want to know my secret? Well, I’ll tell you anyway. Duh Duh Duh, it’s revenge by greeting cards.

On most holidays and her birthday I get her an inappropriate card. I should clarify that it’s inappropriate by her standards (not mine) if it doesn’t have rainbows and butterflies and it doesn’t say something very serious. I’ve always liked the somewhat shocking and funny greeting cards and can thank my own mom for that…thanks mom! I don’t remember receiving that many “serious” cards over my lifetime.

I don’t just send these cards to my MIL but to everyone I know. For my FIL’s birthday recently, I sent a card and on the cover it looked like a buttcrack peeking out of underwear i.e plumber’s crack. Inside, it was an ant reading a newspaper. Heh!

The in-laws usually have their church group come over for things like birthdays and holidays. I find it funny that they have to take the card that I send off of their fireplace mantle so the group doesn’t see it.

What’s so great about Halloween is not only do I get to send my MIL an “inappropriate” greeting card but she also hates this holiday. She despises it, thinks it’s the devil’s work, finds it to be evil. She doesn’t even pass out candy to the kids in her neighborhood because it’s “satan’s holiday”. So I get a double whammy when I send her a card for Halloween.

This year the card I sent her has a ghost on the cover and asks “What do you get when you goose a ghost?” Inside it says “A handful of sheet.” I can’t wait to see what’s in store for Thanksgiving. 🙂

The little girl as Bob Marley - Halloween 2009.

At the Pumpkin Patch - 2009.

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11 Responses to Greetings.

  1. themrs October 18, 2010 at 05:47 #

    um, that bob marley pic is the cutest stinkin thing ever! i may have dress esme up as that this year. we don’t even celebrate halloween so that might make it even funnier. “hey, did you see that lady at walmart with a baby dressed like bob marley?” lol

  2. themrs October 18, 2010 at 05:49 #

    the other funny thing is that it’s my jab at my MIL for the opposite reason! it drives her crazy that we don’t celebrate it. she nags me about it every year. i’ll admit it, i’m a little passive aggressive 🙂

    • Elle October 18, 2010 at 08:44 #

      That’s funny! I would respect my MIL’s opinion more if she didn’t make such a big deal about us celebrating. I guess you could say I’m passive aggresive too. Okay maybe more than that. 😉

  3. lisa October 18, 2010 at 09:39 #

    She’s absolutely adorable!!! have you decided what the lil’ hummingbird will be this year? Mine are all going as some Star Wars character…I’m surrounded by Star Wars! (and I never even liked it when I was younger…learning to like it now!)

    so funny about the MIL! 🙂 great card! wish i could see her expression when she opened that card- HA!

    • Elle October 18, 2010 at 09:58 #

      We plan on having her go as little red riding hood but it just depends if she wants to wear it. I’m still trying to adjust to her toddler PMS so I never know what she’ll do. lol

  4. Mandi October 20, 2010 at 17:46 #

    At first I was worried I was going to be the same as your MIL on something… but alas, she’s crazy 😉 I mean I don’t like Halloween, but I like the candy and the little kids dressing up and getting candy! Just hate dressing up myself.

    I think that card sounds like a pretty awesome pick!

    • Elle October 21, 2010 at 18:00 #

      I don’t like dressing up either. It doesn’t help that everything for women is “sexy”. I don’t know if I mentioned before that I actually saw a “sexy cupcake” costume. I think it’s sad but hilarious at the same time. For Halloween this year I’m going as myself, just like every year. 🙂


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