Tuesday, August 22, 2006

What to get for Fathers Day

I've only just found out that there's a new Bill Bryson book out, The Life and Times of the Thunderbold Kid. And if I hadn't been perusing Dymocks' Fathers Day junk mail, I would still be ignorant of it today.

Buying it for the boy, for Fathers Day, wouldn't be appreciated though; I'm the Bryson fanatic, not him.

And so we come to the same problem I have at least twice a year - what the hell to get the boy who buys himself everything.

As soon as The Little Madam starts drawing with crayons (rather than eating them), his presents are going to be framed baby-art.


Avery's mom said...

father's day in the US is in June
is it diff. there?

Kazzer said...

Glad to see the back of those pop-ups.
Get the boy a box to put all his stuff in.
Hope your Ma is OK.

The Skirt said...

Yeh, that new Bryson book looks great, doesn't it?

Violet said...

avery's mom: yeah, I think it's the first Sunday in September here.

kazzer: good to see you back,Kazzer. Don't tell me you stopped reading just 'cos of the popups! I did give the boy a box one time - a shoebox decorated with Spiderman motifs (painted it myself). But it soon overflowed, as you can imagine.

the skirt: yep, I think I'll ask for it for my birthda.

Angela said...

I like the artwork idea. I think I will use that one.

Violet said...

angela: I'm thinking of getting him a pipe and slippers, as a joke present.

Nyx said...

I have the same problem as you do. I got CD's and books for Mother's Day so may be real boring and do something similar. That is if he hasn't gone and bought it himself first..