A Stranger Sent Me A Gift (aka: my first creepy blog incident)

12 Jun

When I first started blogging a friend of mine who has made a successful career out of her blog, gave me some advice: She told me, be careful what you put out there because you have no idea how many strangers are reading it.
I never even thought twice about sharing my stories with others. Until this arrived yesterday:


Yes, that’s right, it’s a huge Time Out Seat with a built in sand timer. It showed up on my doorstep in a huge box, addressed to me with no card or receipt. It seems that I have a secret admirer who thinks that my kids need time out. Either that or I have a stalker who thinks that I need time out. I’m not sure which is scarier.
I expected some fan mail and possible hate mail, but a fancy solid wood time out seat? I looked up the website that it came from and this random gift wasn’t cheap. At first I assumed it was from my Dad. He loves buying gadgets and gizmos from the internet. But after he swore on his life he didn’t send it, I was at a loss. Who the hell knows that I have kids that could use some good “time out” time and cares enough to send it? They must have my address and they don’t mind dropping a hundred bucks on a gigantic timer stool.
My sister told me that now that I’m putting my life out there these thing will happen. Don’t get me wrong I like presents. See’s chocolates, fine. Flowers, fantastical. Luxury handbags, even better. Chairs that suggest my children are out of control, not so much.

So, to whomever generously sent the Time Out Stool; Thank you, we will definitely use it and please don’t send anything else because that will just be creepy.


Who do you think sent it??  Any ideas?? Do you think it’s for me or the kids??

6 Responses to “A Stranger Sent Me A Gift (aka: my first creepy blog incident)”

  1. jp June 12, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Now you really know it was smart to not put pictures or too much identification on the web. Maybe it is a big kitchen timer for your cooking adventures.

  2. David June 12, 2012 at 9:06 am #


    Not an inexpensive trinket.

  3. Jolie June 12, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    Maybe it was the guy from Cancun who sent you that edible arrangement on your birthday? And for what it’s worth, you should be flattered. I’ve been writing all over the internet for years now – not a single gift have I been sent. With a coat of paint it could make a nice end table.

    • 90210mom June 12, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      An edible arrangement would have been nice or even a case of bunny crackers.

  4. forsarap June 12, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    So weird!!!!

  5. J LO June 13, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Scary! But, too bad it wasn’t a lifetime supply of Horizon Chocolate and Vanilla milk boxes!

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