Warning – this post contains images of placentas. If your stomach isn’t so great, time to move along … 😉
Oddly enough, this post isn’t about my poor, long suffering husband ;).
Over the years, I’ve developed a unique relationship with our research doctor, all based on the tale I told about the girls placenta. (It’s worth the click. Really). I share updates on the girls progress and catch up on the occasion we’re visiting the LUMC.
I really can’t think of anyone who took being compared to Gollum with a placenta as well as he did. He’s a good sport, and even narrated the anecdote at his recent promotion to Professor at the Leiden University.
This did leave me with a dilemma though – What should I buy as a congratulations gift? I mean, the guy saved my kids lives. A bottle of wine and a box of chocolates doesn’t really cut the mustard here …
After a few weeks of deliberation, I finally came up with an idea. One, so perfect and so incredibly on point, it was mindblowing.
A silver framed photo of the placenta. Perfection. Absolute crazy perfection!
This did involve hours of searching for the perfect picture frame, then selecting a whole pile of prints to be delivered, and to disguise the fact I was ordering prints of a placenta … (really not sure what the guys at HEMA made of that one!). For good measure, I threw in a bottle of sparkling wine from Aventine wineries in Stanthorpe, Australia. (Great wine, no, not being paid for the plug!)
Assembling the gift was the easy part, it all comes down to reception. Thankfully, the desired laugh was received and it lead to a conversation about whose side was whose … (for real, and if you’re interested, left is Emilie, right is Mathilde).
And the final result? It’s on my Facebook page. For some reason I couldn’t embed the post (boo!), so if you click you’ll see the original tribute too :). The gift was received with all intended humour and grace. Thinking outside the box was the absolute perfect gift to give!