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Feb
15
2011

On Valentine’s Day, my husband gave me gorgeous red roses.

And heavenly chocolate malt balls.

And a simply perfect Starbucks gift card.

And then this…

That’s right. Let me give you another look…

Yes, it’s a velour hoodie-footie. Apparently, the company who makes these pajamas advertises a lot on Fox News Channel. You know what other commercials are always on FNC? Ads for gold. I like gold.

After I opened my Pajamagram (and that’s really what it’s called), the following conversation took place…

“Honey, this must be for your second wife. I think we need to return it.”

“I don’t know. It will keep you warm.”

“It needs to go back.”

“Give it some time. You might like it.”

“I’m serious. It needs to be returned immediately. This will never touch my skin again.”

“You might warm up to it.”

“I’m printing out the return receipt right now.”

“Don’t rush it.”

Rick bought it for me because I hate to be cold. Which is very very sweet.

Except I’d rather be cold.

Extremely cold.

66 Responses to when valentine’s day takes a wrong turn

  • pammy says:

    if my husband brought me home those pajamas…if they even came close to my size…i would be the happiest wife ever…kthey are so cool…but I understand that they arent for everyone…lol

  • Jordana says:

    Oh my god, I LOOOOOOVE that!! You’ll never be cold again. If you can’t return it, please for the love of god, give it to me. As a matter of fact, I might just buy one myself.

  • Valerie says:

    I’m laughing so hard right now. You’re a trip! While that looks warm I simply couldn’t bring myself to wear it either. Could you imagine if someone stopped by? Oh my!

    But you did get a Starbucks gift card. That ought to warm you up.

  • Jami says:

    Ok, well you still look cute in it though. My hubby got me one of those a couple years ago. He did it with the best intentions. I’m always cold – my feet get cold. But seriously? Like yours, mine went back the day I got it.

  • Meg D says:

    All I can think of is that it’s a red version of the bunny rabbit costume in “A Christmas Story.” He looks like a deranged Easter rabbit…

  • JB says:

    I’m so glad I got to see this…they kept advertising them on Howard Stern too and I wanted to know what on earth they looked like, so thank you.

  • MN Mama says:

    Scary… I actually knew the name of it because I have seen the commercial at the gym on none other than FOX News. Funny!

  • erinb says:

    wow I must be reallllly sleep deprived cuz that looks comfy. I will regret saying that in a couple months I am sure.

  • Steph says:

    I seem to remember you have trouble coming up with Halloween costumes. Problem solved. You’re welcome.

  • Honest Mum says:

    This is too funny. So these things actually exist? Wow. So thoughtful yet oh so wrong. Print receipt and send back. Shame Mulberry bags are not advertised on Fox.

  • Kerri says:

    You just made my day!!!! I had a pair of pink ones from an aunt when I was a teen!

    They could make an um…”interesting” costume sometime in the future?

    The pointed toes are a hoot!

  • francine Kasen says:

    I hate to rag on a husband who obviuosly took a lot of thought on Valentine’s Day, but that belongs in the back of a dark closet next to my Granny Dress! (gals over 55 will remember that fiasco!)

  • Allison T. says:

    I hear about this company every morning on NPR. While I think “Pajamagram” sounds cute, hoodie-footie for anyone over 18 months is not.

    Your pic kind of reminds me of Ralphie in “A Christmas Story” when he tries on the pink bunny pajamas from Aunt Clara. ;-)

  • If Rick wore it for his Cherry Hill Dance-Off, he’d win hands down. Or feeties down, as the case may be. And his spins would be outta control. Just sew some spangles on that puppy and he’s READY. His partner could wear…well, there’s really nothing that could compare, is there?

  • layla solms says:

    i am surprised that your husband chose it. i can think of thousands of women who might order it, but a man choosing it? what man buys clothes to cover MORE of his wife’s skin? maybe he’s afraid of more babies!

  • Beth says:

    Hee hee ha haaa haaa ho hoooo! He totally could’ve stopped at the roses. Or the chocolate malt balls. Definitely at the Starbucks card! I thought you were going to say he got the pj’s free since they advertise on Fox…but he paid REAL money for them?!?!?!!! I do think his intentions were very sweet since you hate being cold. However, if YOU can’t rock those footie jammies, NO ONE CAN!!! Again, you’re crackin’ me up over here in Ohio…LOL And your hubby gets an A+ for effort! (and extra points for the roses, chocolate & starbucks card)!!!

  • You must, and I repeat, MUST keep this. First of all, it made me laugh hysterically and few things do that for me. So you must keep it for my sake. Secondly, this is the perfect outfit for nights when you don’t want to have sex with your husband. Because, seriously, who would take the time to peel you out of that thing?

  • Betsy says:

    Keep it. Get Rick and each of the kids one. Can you imagine the possibilities for next year’s holiday card?

  • emmay says:

    That is soooo A Christmas Story…

    the thought behind it was sweet and reminds me of the birthday gift my husband gave me two years ago. Our kids were 2 and 4 at the time and I’d been complaining that I had so many things to think about all the time that I was forgetting everything. He bought me a voice recorder. And then when I complained that using that meant knowing where it was at all times, and that it was one more thing for me to lose, he suggested I get a lanyard and hang it around my neck. in all seriousness, he thought that was a brilliant idea. Yup. That got exchanged for several pairs of fleece socks and i was happy. But I was touched by the thoughtfulness of it.

  • Tiffany says:

    But it’s so……flattering……

    At least he got a color that looks good on you. I heard Glenn Beck talking about that all last week, I was wondering what they looked like. My husband got me a heated throw since I’m always cold.

  • Jen says:

    Ah! Are you sure that is not suppose to be for Halloween? Its scary enough.

    Found your site through a Scary Mommy tweet and I am in love. I am a fellow multiples momma. :)

  • AmyBlam says:

    My husband, who also watches a lot of Fox news, almost bought this for me. He was intrigued by it being advertised as it will be like a hug from you…or something. INSTEAD, I did what I normally do and picked out my own gift; one of the Kate Spade book of the month clutches.

  • You know, I got a red velour sweat suit for Xmas from my husband. You are validating my decision to return it. Although mine didn’t include a hood and booties. Maybe I would have kept them then. Good Lord.

  • Kelsey Kleiman says:

    I like it Kelcey. I think he just wants to unzip it and slide his hands into the warmth. There’s a sex appeal even though it’s initially hideous.

  • Anya says:

    That’s hilarious! My husband got me ugly LLBean boots so that I’m warm and won’t slip on the ice, but they are UGLY and I wore them once and it was a waste of $100 and he still pouts about it that I hate his gift.

  • Sophie says:

    My father is buying this for my 83 year old mother for Valentines Day tomorrow! I think her reaction will be WORSE (much worse) than yours, but he’s so cute and excited I’m not discouraging him =D


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