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Topic: What to make for My Bf's Mom who hates me?  (Read 8802 times)
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2007 10:10:28 AM »

lol, well what are some types of flowers that I could plant other then cacti, that will ut up with someone without a green thumb, or is there such a thing.
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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2007 10:30:47 AM »

silk flowers, paper flowers...  *I have BROWN thumb*
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2007 01:44:28 PM »

My favorite trick with boyfriend's moms that have sour attitudes is to pick something out (whatever it is) and have the boyfriend give it to her and say "happy mother's day" and after she coos about it, then he can tell her you picked it out (or made it.. whatever it happens to be).  HA!
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2007 07:25:38 AM »

My favorite trick with boyfriend's moms that have sour attitudes is to pick something out (whatever it is) and have the boyfriend give it to her and say "happy mother's day" and after she coos about it, then he can tell her you picked it out (or made it.. whatever it happens to be).  HA!
**clapping hands and laughing** gooooooooood one Cheesy
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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2007 07:39:11 AM »

if you are going for the plant thing why not plant some herbs she can keep it in her kitchen windowsill and they would be useful, not to mention they grow so easily and take almost no looking after just a little water and light.
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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2007 08:13:51 AM »

I made my mother-in-law a jewelry box once. Ok I didn't make the box, but I did put of picture of her sons in it and re-wrapped it. Of course she is the type of woman that doesnt want new stuff and she will get rid of it.
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« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2007 08:59:03 PM »

Why not just get her a practical gift?  Everyone has a a favorite food or snack so I would maybe do a theme and put her favorite snack/everyday useful things???
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« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2007 09:04:28 PM »

Why not just get her a practical gift?  Everyone has a a favorite food or snack so I would maybe do a theme and put her favorite snack/everyday useful things???

I totally agree with this. Does she like movies? if so you could pick up a cheapo dvd/gift cert. to a movie rental place/gift card to movie theater, some microwavable popcorn, and some snacks all put into some sort of bucket or container.
*edit* though my idea is not very practical Smiley.
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« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2007 09:51:02 PM »

I think what serialdeviant was referring to is a Christmas cactus but they don't have green flowers. Anyway they are really pretty and my mom is addicted to them.
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« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2007 12:14:50 AM »

air plants are really neat. In temperate climates, if they can get a bit of light, they can pretty much live on nutrients in the air, though you need to water them about once a week. They bloom in the spring and have neat tropical blooms - plus, if they're happy, the bloom will last about 2-3 months, and then the airplant will grow "pups" (baby airplants!) out from the flower. Rosemary needs light, but it is VERY hardy, and not too pricey - plus tasty for cooking! It blooms with pale- to deep-blue flowers several times a year, if it's happy. If you live somewhere warm (southern US), you could try jasmine. I just put some in the garden 6 weeks ago. I water it a couple times ago (on the really hot days) and it has grown a foot and a half already. And it smells AMAZING! Other good houseplants are bromeliads. They are tropical and can thrive in low light, but are very colourful!

Here's another idea, though: maybe just make her some brownies from scratch or something? Or bake her some muffins or something and put a nice note in? You'll probably spend less than you would on a plant, so it's less of a loss if she doesn't like it, and it's maybe more personal? The way to many people's hearts is through their stomach! Maybe if you and your bf write/sign the note together, it also might help her to see that the two of you are a united front.

I've never had to deal with this, I totally feel for both of you. Best of luck! Don't give up! You never know when you might be the person to brighten someone else's day with your thoughtfulness!
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