Friday, November 3, 2017

WTF Guide To The 2017 Pottery Barn Kids Holiday Catalog

Mommy Cusses WTF Guide to the 2017 Pottery Barn Kids Holiday Catalog

It’s officially November, which means it’s time for my annual roast of this year’s Pottery Barn Kids Holiday catalog. Why? Because when you use words like “sateen” and “luxe faux fur” and spelle wourds with extra letteres or unnecessary diacritical ɱäřķş in descriptions to sound like a fancy bitch, you’re just asking for it imo. Last year, PBK was all sherpa-lined obnoxiousness. This year, well, it’s still sherping obnoxious, but they’ve somehow managed to turn it up a notch, and holy chamois-covered testicles is it funny.

I hope you have a change of underwear handy, because I fully intend on making tears run down your legs. Although, if you don’t, I’m sure PBK has some $100 plush and lace chonies for people who piss pure excellence.

Love You Most pillow Mommy Cusses Pottery Barn Kids 2017
Love You Most Decorative Pillow: $29.50

Want to give the gift of passive-aggressiveness and a broken spirit to your children? Let your kids know who the favorite is by buying this pillow for just one of your offspring. Merry Christmas! Except for you, and you. Christmas is only merry for the kid who doesn’t wake me up at 4 in the morning. I’m looking at you, Preston Rockwall Huckstable III.

Pom baby blanket Mommy Cusses Pottery Barn Kids 2017
Pom Blankets: $39.50 - $59.50

Why does my blanket need poms? Is it to stuff up my butt like a rectal chimney sweep? I don’t understand. Can I put one in my child’s mouth so they’ll stop coming down the stairs every ten minutes asking for a bedtime snacky poo and one of mommy’s famous nervous breakdowns? There is no reason for this. None.

faux fur decorative pillows Mommy Cusses Pottery Barn Kids 2017
Faux Fur Decorative Pillows: $49.50

Where the fuck is PETA? Surprise your child Christmas morning by slipping a couple of these pillows next to your child’s head in the middle of the night. The screams you’ll hear in the morning might be delight, but are probably terror, because wtf is wrong with you?

Tree House Loft Bed: $1599

Let’s give our kids a $1600 reason to not go to fucking sleep at night as we stand at the bottom of the stairs, clutching the rail to ride out our rage while our kids giggle and scream at us for glasses of water. Sure, our ancestors died weathering the elements and suffering dysentery to find us a place to call home and erect shelters so we could get out of the cold, but by all means, spend well over a grand to “bring the outside in.” Like an asshole.

Monique Lhuillier Swan Kid Rocker: $199

“Stop looking at me, swan.” Scar your child for life by having them break the neck of a stuffed swan just because you wanted to fill their room with overpriced whimsy. Never have I ever wanted to straddle a fucking swan as a child, and trust me, I was game for some wild shit. Not every animal is equipped to be mounted and heel-kicked in the ribs, Bob. 

Feather Pendant: $169

After your child is finished ripping their swan rocker a new one, they can add the feathers to this overhead pendulum of death. This pendant looks like a floating graveyard for bird cadavers. Settle the fuck down, PBK, settle tf down.

Monique Lhuillier Faux-Fur Tree Garland: $24

Have yourself a very faux fur Christmas. If your home doesn’t look like a sheep shearer’s floor, are you even trying? Why does this thing look like it wants to enter me through my face holes and feed on my soul? Is this how Monique Lhuillier takes over the world? In a faux furpocalypse?

Monique Lhuillier Butterfly Chandelier: $499

Fuck. Right. Off if you think a $500 chandelier for children is a thing that is necessary. Jesus! When selecting how you’d like to pay for this, are chests of rubies and emeralds delivered via elephant and camels an option? When I was little, I was jazzed as shit to have some dumb glow-in-the-dark stars stuck to my ceiling. Your kids will be fine without this, I promise you.

Skin all of the woodland creatures. Sleep inside of their carcasses. Warm your tootsies up by shoving your fucking feet inside of a panda’s head. Find the last unicorn, kill it, hang it upside down and bleed it to death so you can take a cute selfie wearing its scalp on your scalp. Do what you want, you don’t care!

Greenwich Dollhouse: $399

“Dammit, Kylie, I thought I told you not to play with your $400 dollhouse out in the snow. I swear to God, I’ll only buy you the $200 Westport dollhouse if you ruin that next time as punishment. Now, go throw $1,000 in the diamond encrusted fireplace, I feel a slight chill.”

Monique Lhullier Tree Skirt: $89

Do you sometimes forget your last name? Do you find yourself walking into strangers’ homes because you don’t have your name on display somewhere? Do you have more money than sense because you’re an obnoxious shitgibbon? Well, $89 and some albino lion mane ought to remedy all of your problems. Except for being a gaudy asshole, of course.

Are you ready for the grand finale? Feast your eyes on the most WTF-iest theme that seems to be trending in this year’s catalog.

 Faux Fur Throws: $99

Here’s a neat family activity - wrap your child in this fawn fur blanket on movie night right before the scene where Bambi’s mother is murdered, then pump an air shotgun while laughing maniacally.
Critter Chairs: $129

Pose your infant on a spread-eagle throne of death.

Kill Bambi’s whole family. Stuff his wife with candy. 
Nursery Faux-Fur Plush Fawn Rocker: $189

Mount his sweet ol’ gam-gam on wooden legs as a rocker so that not even in death can she know peace. You gotdamned monster.

If you liked this, check out last year’s WTF Guide To The 2016 Pottery Barn Kids Holiday Catalog.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much for reading. Glad I could crack a smile!

  2. This is HILARIOUS. I just sent this to several people I know. You are really, really funny. Somehow this all makes perfect sense to me. :-)

    1. Thank you so much for sharing, I appreciate it more than you know ❤.

    2. I completely agree with "unknown". You are a hoot and more people should read you and get your humour.

    3. Thank you so much, Monica, made my day!

  3. Laughing hysterically and reeeeeeally hoping my mother-in-law doesn’t get my infant daughter any of this stuff.

    1. You could get double the loot from Target with the money she'd spend on this stuff. It's all about that Target gift card 😂.

  4. Awesome!!! I was in splits reading this

  5. oh. my. gosh. I pee'd before I read it and GLAD I did.

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  7. Note to self: do not read while feeding a baby in the middle of the night. Stifling laughter is no easy task.

    1. Oh no! I've definitely made the same mistake and had my baby's head bouncing off of my chest. They'll be fine. Mostly. Probably.

  8. "Stop looking at me swan." I am dying!

    1. Hahaha. And you can't not read this in Adam Sandler's voice haha!

  9. My son used my computer last, so I'm commenting as him. Ha!

    A golden Eiffel tower? A child with fairy wings and a wand? Isn't that ENOUGH? No, you gotta have the $500 butterfly chandelier, too. That isn't a bedroom - it's the first room that little girl will describe when she gets heavily into therapy.

    1. Hahaha! Exactly. Omg. Her future husband better be a freaking oil tycoon or something.

  10. are so straight on!! Love it...and yes, I'm laughing down my legs!

  11. Omg I can’t breath and I’m crying from laughing so hard! Thanks for putting my Mom thoughts into more eloquent and hilarious words. PB really needs to CTFO!

  12. Omg I can’t breath and I’m crying I’m laughing so hard! Thank you for putting my Mom feelings of that catalogue into hilarious words! PB really needs to CTFO.

  13. BEYOND hilarious. You nailed it!!!

  14. Sweet muscular Jesus, how would you even change the sheets in that loft treenhouse monstrosity? Clearly, the parents who buy that must have staff members that attend to the children for their 3am bed pissings. Nobody who has to deal with that themselves would have EVER picked that.

  15. I love the happiness is a warm puppy sign hanging from snoopy's loft...too bad the kids don't get one of those!

  16. I have not cried tears of laughter in a long time...came home, showed my husband, and we both cried tears of laughter again. THE ABSOLUTE BEST roast to date! Thank you for this 5 minutes of JOY!

  17. I am dying. As a kids musician and mom- I'm spreading this far and wide. Thank you SO much for making my day. This is literally the most I've laughed in a year.

  18. Jesus effing Skittle tits. When I was a kid I got a fucking box of rocks for Christmas. And liked it.

  19. So funny. The first and last time I visited a PBK, I walked out and said, "Holy shit, I don't feel guilty enough as a SAHM to buy any of that overpriced crap."

  20. But really tho how do you change the sheets in that loft bed? Do you just have a new fully assembled and bed made one delivered every week? Or every time he kid pees the bed? ��

  21. Hilarious. Great writing. I'm a Dad of two girls and toddler boy - am I allowed to laugh at this too, or do I have to find Daddycusses? :-) "When I was little I was jazzed as shit to have some dumbass glow-in-the-dark stars stuck to my ceiling." Me too. Love it.

  22. This is frickin' hilarious! You and my college music director are twins separated at birth. I could swear she wrote it!

  23. You are fucking hilarious! Fantastic! I don't even have kids, but maybe I can rent some and we'll race on down to PB in my hoopty minivan...

  24. What's that metal bolt through the swan's head? Frankenswan. That's what.


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