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Old 11-21-2020, 09:48 AM
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OK. Backstory: My mom does NOT buy good quality stuff for herself and it takes an act of Congress to get her to replace things that she says are still "good enough." The last time I visited, I was really appalled by her bras when I helped her with laundry.They were overly stretched, not supportive, and not fitting her properly at all. She freely admits this. I offered to take her shopping. Nope. I offered to buy them online. Nope. I threatened to throw out the old and then she wouldn't have a choice. She says she can just go without if that happens.

Last week, she says, "Well, one of them finally fell apart in the wash." (This takes her down to 3 left to wear.)

So...

I am making her a "gift certificate" (AKA I'm going to buy them for her) for Christmas. My plan is to create a certificate on the computer, print it, package it in a fancy box with a dress tape for measuring, and give it to her. We'll go shopping before I head back home after the holiday ("How?" you ask? She has dr. appointments I have to take her to. I'm going to hijack her after her appointments).

I'm thinking I want a poem on the certificate...I need help brainstorming words/ideas that go with bras...

I know it sounds like a weird gift for Mom... However, she absolutely doesn't "do" stuff for herself. She never has. But, she needs a few new things.

If you have any ideas, I am completely open to them. Thanks for your help in my slightly odd endeavor.


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Old 11-21-2020, 10:28 AM
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Here, here!
Give a cheer!
We’re going to get
A new brassiere!!


I adore this idea, by the way.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:30 AM
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What a sweet daughter you are! I love Keltikmom’s best, but this is fun:
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a poem by Bill Hershey

You know, I never been much for shoppin.
In fact, I try to stay away from town.
Except when shippin time comes, I ain't too easily found.
But the day come when I had to go. Well, I left the kids with Ma.
But before I left she asked me, "Would you pick me up a bra?"
Well, without thinkin I said, sure. How tough could that job be?
I bent down and kissed her, said, "I'll be back by three."
But when I done the things I needed to, I started to regret
Ever offerin to buy that thing. I was workin up a sweat.
I crossed the street to the ladies' shop with my hat pulled over my eyes.
I wasn't takin any chances. See, I didn't want to get recognized.
Well, I walked up to the sales clerk. I didn't hem nor haw.
Told the lady straight out, "Ma'am, I'm here to buy a bra."
From behind I heard some snickers, so I turned around to see
At least fifteen women in that store, all gawkin right at me.
"What kind would you be lookin for?" Well, I just scratched my head.
I'd only seen one kind before. "Thought bras was bras," I said.
She give me a disgusted look, said, "Sir, that's where you're wrong.
Come with me," I heard her say. And like a dog I tagged along.
She took me down this alley where them bras was on display.
I thought my jaw would hit the floor when I seen that lingerie.
They had all these different styles, shapes like I'd not seen before.
I figured I'd go crazy before I left that women's store.
They had bras you'd wear for 18 hours, bras that cross your heart,
Bras the lift and separate, and that was just the start.
Heck, they had bras that make you feel like you weren't wearin one at all,
And bras that you could train in when you start off when you're small.
Well, I finally made my mind up. I picked a black and lacy one.
I told the lady just to bag it up, and figured I was done.
But then she asked me for the size. I didn't hesitate.
I knew them measurements by heart. I said, "Six and seven eighths."
"Surely that's not right."
"Well, yes, Ma'am, I'm positive. I measured them last night."
I thought that she'd go in shock, must have took her by surprise
When I told her that my wife's bust was the same as my hat size.
"You see, that's what I used to measure with. I figured it was fair.
But if I'm wrong, I'm sorry, Ma'am." That just drew another stare.
Well, by now a crowd had gathered. They was all crackin up
When the lady asked to see my hat so she could measure for the cup.
When she finally had it figured, I gave the gal her pay.
I turned to leave the store, tipped my hat and said, "Good day."
My wife had heard the whole story before I even made it home.
You see, she'd talked to 15 women who had called her on the phone.
She was still laughin, but by then I didn't care,
Cuz now she don't ask,
and I don't shop,
for no more women's wear.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:06 AM
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kerrysgirl, that's a great idea for your mom. My mom was really resistant too but when my sister took her to get new bras (and took the disgusting old ones away), Mom LOVED her new bras. Keltikmom's poem is perfect although amiga13's poem by Bill Hershey made me snort. Perhaps you could read it to her.

ETA a rhyming couplet that isn't anywhere near as good as Keltikmom's.

Hurrah hurrah
It's time for a bra
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:21 AM
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Your boobs need help
All your bras are getting older
So let's have a real fun time
Buying new over the shoulder boulder holders

++++++++++++++++++++++
So, you don't need new bras?
Are you really sure?
Some shopping time together
May be just the cure!


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Old 11-21-2020, 11:32 AM
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Such great creativity in this thread!

I really like Keltikmom's poem and book geek came up with some cute ones, too!

These are my lame on-too-few-hours-of-sleep attempts just now (trying to channel my inner Dr. Seuss):

I'm a good daughter
I support you a lot
But you need new bras
That support what you've got!



Roses are red, violets are blue,
You need new bras- I'll get them for you!



One boob, two boobs
That's it, no more,
Boobs need support
or they'll be sore!

(at this point, I think I'm grasping at straws so I'd better stop)


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Old 11-21-2020, 11:33 AM
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A good friend is like a bra: hard to find one you're comfortable with, always provides support, holds you tight and is always close to your heart. - cool funny quotes

You could switch the words bra and friend and tell your mother you are buying her some new friends.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:45 AM
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What a nice way to "ease" your mom into replacing her bras.

I like "the short and sweet" poems would best do the trick, something to quickly and nicely get the message to her.

Hope you find a poem that you like best.

On another note about bras, a proper bra fitting at a department store is amazing. They are trained and very patient, adjusting to any amount of privacy needed, when it comes to getting a great fitting and comfortable bra. She'll probably thank you once she gets into a new and well-fitting bra!

(My favorite brand is Wacoal-different style for every age and shape woman. To make my bras last a long, long time, I wash on them on delicate in a mesh laundry bag and let them air dry.)
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:00 PM
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Since a PP gave washing tips, I'd buy one or two nice mesh lingerie bags for her to launder the bras in. Maybe even put the poem in the bag. Mine last so much longer when I wash them in a mesh bag, cold water, and hang to dry.
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Old 11-21-2020, 12:22 PM
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to help a gal in need!!! I am so glad I wasn't drinking my coffee when I came back to check this thread!!

I am loving all of the ideas and the "gift certificate" is starting to take a really clear form in my mind...Loving all of the poems and ideas (hadn't thought of a lingerie bag--will look into that!).

A few years ago, I replaced her favorite sneakers and included a poem, a gift card to the shoe store, and put it all in a coin purse shaped like a sock...She giggled so much over it and still has the poem and coin purse.

My mom is such a fabulous woman and has never had a whole lot in her life. "Making do" is what she's always done, but now that I'm in a place where I can do stuff like this for her, I really like to get nice things for her that she wouldn't do for herself...It sounds silly, but I like feeling like I'm doing a little to take care of her. I miss her so much and I'm so far away from her all the time...

While I've been planning the bra certificate, I'm also planning a supply box for the house -- fun scents of laundry soap, dish soap, silly sponges for dishes, new toys and treats for her cat, and things like that, because she just doesn't indulge in a lot of silly or fun, either.

Not sure why I just blabbed all of that, but it's out there now...I'm a sap.


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Old 11-21-2020, 12:55 PM
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You are a very thoughtful daughter!
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:10 PM
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What a thoughtful and wonderful daughter you are! She sounds like a very deserving mom

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On another note about bras, a proper bra fitting at a department store is amazing.
I kept hearing that, and was so excited when I finally got a bra fitting at a Maidenform store. I was expecting a whole new world to be opened up with a bra that was amazing and a fit that was fantastic...

Turns out, I'd already been wearing the right bra size all along. No amazing new thing. And my bra size is really hard to find. So I guess the useful thing I learned was that I could go up a cup size and down a band size (but I still don't understand that) as an option. That size is a lot easier to find.

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You could switch the words bra and friend and tell your mother you are buying her some new friends.
This made me laugh because - in high school- my friends and I used to call breasts "friends." Mainly because one of my friends was extremely well endowed, so our code word was that she was very "friendly" (she was in on this, btw- sometimes we used it to let her know her friends were slipping out-- she was too "friendly" )
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:17 PM
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The girls are sagging
Nothing worth bragging
We're going shopping
So they don't start hopping

It's lame and not as good as the others........But I'm getting a chuckle out of this too

What fun! Let us know how it goes
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Old 11-21-2020, 01:59 PM
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[QUOTESo I guess the useful thing I learned was that I could go up a cup size and down a band size (but I still don't understand that) as an option.][/QUOTE]

Exactly!! That is what was amazing to me! That and the fact that the store clerk in that department knew exactly which all the brands that would follow that strategy!

GraceKrispy, thanks for clarifying that, better putting my thoughts into words!
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Old 11-21-2020, 03:25 PM
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You are an awesome daughter. I went to get new bras and my style has been discontinued. Cute idea!
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