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Father's Day Gift Guy

Father’s Day is upon us and, once again, I am at a bit of a loss. Luckily for me my father’s birthday happens to fall the week after Father’s Day every year so not only do I get to combine the two, I get a bit of an extension. But in a way that just puts more pressure on it… and by "it", I of course mean: The Gift

I am a self-proclaimed Daddy’s Girl, so making sure I find the perfect gift to show my father how much I love him and to thank him for all he has done for me is a very important task. But what do you get for the man who has everything? Especially since if there’s ever an instance when he DOES want something he just buys it himself! It’s incredibly frustrating. I’m sure I’m not alone in this struggle.

LUCKILY… our good friends at SPANX have us covered! I received this email from them a few days ago (pictured above... and yes I am on the SPANX mailing list, don’t judge me). Fellow woe-begotten Father’s Day gift shoppers, hear me! All our problems are SOLVED! Nothing says, “I love you, Dad!” quite like “Hey Dad! You’re getting old and look kinda lumpy in your clothes so here are some MAN SPANX!” And think how handy this gift will be at Father’s Day dinner: “Happy Father’s Day, Dad! And totally don’t worry about that dessert you ate in celebration of how awesome you are… you can just slip into the bathroom on our way out and put on your MAN SPANX!” This really is the perfect gift I can’t believe I didn’t think of it myself.

That right there friends, is what I like to call sarcasm.

SERIOUSLY?!? I want to place whoever was in charge of this sales campaign under citizen’s arrest. There is no way in H-E-double hockey sticks I would EVER give my father SPANX on any occasion let alone Father’s Day. If any Dads out there receive MAN SPANX from your kids for Father’s Day you have every right to disown them. I mean it. I’ll send you a card every year in their stead along with a PROPER gift.

All that said… once I get Daddy's gift all squared way I do plan on using that free shipping code to stock up on some stuff for myself. Spanx are the best friend a girl could ever have. Through thick and through thin they are always there to give you the support you need. All puns absolutely intended.

I hope all you Dads out there have a happy, SPANX-less Father’s Day. You guys are awesome. And like they say…

A Mississippi girl never forgets her first true love:

Her Daddy.

With Grace and Good Humor,


My name is Mary Lane Haskell and my two "claims to fame" are that I have Dolly Parton's fax number and that Reese Witherspoon once liked a post on my Instagram.  I am an actor, a writer, and a profound Chipotle enthusiast making my way in Los Angeles while trying to stay true to my family's southern roots, all with grace and a touch a good humor.  I'm so glad you're here!


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