Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Salute to Mother's Day on my 100th Post!
How appropriate for my 100th post on Mommyhood to pen a few thoughts about Mother's Day...
The weekend started off as perfect as a Hallmark card...we delivered a brand new acoustic guitar for my Grandma Shirley, who is losing her sight and is no longer able to read, quilt or sew. At least she can still play guitar; however, only recently did we discover her guitar has been broken. The gift brought her to tears (especially after thinking we had bought her a large fan). She and Alex have plans for a mini-concert at our family reunion this summer. Beauty.
Now for Sunday...I'm condensing this section to a few observations:
*McDonald's is a sparsely-populated restaurant on Mother's Day. But don't expect any Mother's Day specials.
*Mother's Day or not, kids still leave Walmart in a pout if you walk out toyless.
*It's never a good idea to drag your family out to buy flowers. Never. Remind me of this next Mother's Day.
*Compliments flow easily no matter what meal you serve on Mother's Day. "Mom, this frozen pizza is delicious!"
*Never plan on purchasing your own mother's gift the day of Mother's Day. There's a fairly good chance the store won't be open on that Sunday...
Lest me be misconstrued..I'm always thankful for the day...to remind me how lucky and privileged I am to be a mother and have a wonderful role model in my own mother. God Bless.