What to get Mom: pole-dancing lessons??


Look what popped up in my inbox today:



The last time I was dangling like that I was wearing plaid shorts and scuffed tennies, my hair in braided pigtails, looking for a lost tooth on the playground.  I’m sure my toes weren’t pointed.  They didn’t call me “klutzy Kathy” in school for nothing.

So, is this is a suggestion for what to get my mom, or is Amazon thinking I’ll be dropping hints to my own kids?  (Option 2 is definitely NOT happening, LOL).  And it’s prefaced by “Make Mom Feel Special.”  What happened to macaroni necklaces, handmade cards, and breakfast in bed?

But hey, maybe I need to be more “flexible” in my thinking, so here’s a message for my mom:

Dear Mom,

Feel free to let me know in the comment section if you’ve had a secret hankering for pole-dancing lessons.  I’m still looking for gift ideas.  I’m sure Dad wouldn’t mind (he might even want to watch, in order to mock you keep you safe).  Maybe it would be even MORE fun if you can get some of your pals to join you, like the lady with the hip replacement…and maybe that other lady with the oxygen tank….

Love, Kath xoxo


So, what’s the craziest gift you’ve ever given or gotten on Mother’s Day?  Have you ever wanted to take pole-dancing lessons? I’d love to hear from you.

Wishing all of the mothers out there a well-deserved day of appreciation!

Until next time,




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29 thoughts on “What to get Mom: pole-dancing lessons??”

  1. StephLoveStephLove

    I don’t know what I’m getting for Mother’s Day, but I sincerely hope it will not be pole-dancing lessons. I got my mom tea and note cards.

  2. Julie GloverJulie Glover

    My mother would DIE! Either when she saw the gift…or when she fell from the pole. LOL. What were they thinking?!!

  3. Jennifer Jensen (@jenjensen2)Jennifer Jensen (@jenjensen2)

    I guess I haven’t gone too crazy with gifts, and neither have my kids. Or hubby, who has needed training away from the idea that Mother’s Day cards are for his mother, not his wife! But oh, Kathy, you made me laugh with this one. All I get are ProFlowers pop-ups.

  4. PatriciaPatricia

    Well now, that’s different. What does Amazon know about you Kathy that your loyal followers do not? Hmmmm. Me thinks there’s something you’re not telling us.

    Let us know next week how the lessons go. (wink, wink) Even Klutzy Kathy must have a secret fantasy she’s dying to try. Well, the secret’s out now. I want to see the pictures.

    And, do you think my mom would still like a macaroni necklace? Because I can make that happen.

    Thanks for the fun.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  5. renée schuls-jacobsonrenée schuls-jacobson

    Hahaha! I think that was supposed to be for me. I’d love to try the pole. Alas, I don’t think I could lift myself up. At all. Happy Mother’s Day, Kathy. 😉

  6. Margot KinbergMargot Kinberg

    Really, Kathy? Pole dancing lessons? Yikes. Honestly not something I would think of for giving or getting when it comes to Mother’s Day. But it is really funny. Thanks for sharing. Oh, and Happy Mother’s Day!

  7. Paul OwenPaul Owen

    For $22, I would happily give you pole-dancing lessons for Mother’s Day.
    ~ your loving husband

  8. Kassandra LambKassandra Lamb

    ROFL. My son’s got a weird sense of humor but even he would NOT get me pole dance lessons for Mother’s Day. Thanks for the belly laugh, Kathy, and Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

  9. Lynn KelleyLynn Kelley

    Hilarious post, Kathy. Even if I did have the upper body strength required for pole dancing, I’d still have to pass on it. No desire to try it, and if I did, I’d end up being the one needing a hip replacement! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  10. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    LOL! Man, I am jealous, and slightly offended that Amazon hasn’t suggested such a special to ME. 😉 Kidding (though pole-dancing is on my to-do-soon list… Yep – ‘s gonna be dangerous!)

    Hope you’re having a brilliant weekend! You deserve the best Mother’s Day ever—with or without poles. 😉

  11. Karen McFarlandKaren McFarland

    Good grief, that is an insane ad. Pole dancing lessons as a gift for your mother? What will they think of next. Let me know how the pole dancing lesson go Kathy! lol. 🙂

  12. Sharla RaeSharla Rae

    I might be too old for it but hey I thought I was too old for zip lining but I did it over the rain forest in Costa Rica so … I might give it a try. What the heck, I heard it’s a great way to lose weight. The problem would be hefting my weight upside down. ha! Now if someone hauled me up the pole, maybe . . . Nah, that would just be embarrassing! Think I’d rather opt for a buffet Sunday brunch. 🙂

  13. Gloria RichardGloria Richard

    I would solove to take pole dance classes. Sadly, I have no children, and I try to hide my wild side penchant for adventure from the stepchildren.

    Think of the possibilities! In a one hour session upside down, I could reverse the impact of gravity.

    At one hour per day, 4 days per week, it would take a mere gazillion years to regain my perky…[insert anything related to cheeks (both varieties), breasts, or face.]

    The goofiest Mother’s day gift I ever gave? I purchased terry-cloth fabric and a pattern to make Mom a new bathrobe. What happened to her old one remains one of the Sacred Secrets of The Burns Girls Sisterhood.

    If you haven’t already guessed, you don’t know me.

    Action lagged intentions. I wrapped the fabric and the pattern, and let her make her own robe.


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