The best laid plans of mice and moms often go awry.
My mother is the best. At seventy-five, she's active and happy and (thank the Lord) healthy. She helps other people and loves animals. We get along great and she hemmed eight panels of currents for me when last she visited (and I hate to hem those thermal backed currents...I'd almost let them drag to get out of it...so she's golden).
Getting a Mother's Day gift for her is always tough because I've bought everything under the sun at one time or another. She has a closet full of nice purses that attest to that. In fact, if I see something cute, I don't say, "I want that." I usually say, "That would be cute on Mom."
I hate to buy a gift "just because." Finding the right gift - or at least a unique one - is important. After a couple of weeks of searching, I finally found the perfect gift for her: a freshwater pearl bracelet. She's say it goes with everything, I know how she thinks.
Note that I'm not afraid to say what it is because my mother doesn't google anything, read my blog, or my email. Ditto for the rest of the world's email. There are not enough passwords in the world to keep that lady online. It's her one weird hurdle she cannot jump over.
By the time I found it, yikes! It was late in the week. I was ordering online, so I paid the big bucks to make sure it got to her on time. At the same time, I'm sending something to Hubzam's mother. Finally, it's all done and I go about my biz.
A day later, I checked my email and found a confirmation. They'd packed the bracelet, wrapped it and sent it on it's way.
Then I freaked. I'd sent it to my mother...with my address. Do I have to tell you that my mother doesn't live with me?
This caused a frenzied second purchase with even pricier shipping.
On Mother's Day, I called and confessed the faux pas. Mom said I could save it for her birthday (which is in July). Then she added "but that might not work; that would mean you'd be sending me two presents."
Does my Mom actually think I've bought her July birthday present already? She's not paying attention to the Mother's Day gift story.