I am so thankful that my husband and children did not succumb to the modern day temptation of overpriced consumerism for Mother's Day. Thank you for getting me flowers: a flowering basket, some bedding plants and a modest bouquet from the local WalMart. Thank you for my favorite music CD and my favorite and hard to find soft drink and those tiny inked foot prints in a frame of my first grandchild. And...thank you for taking time to get all those faded bumper stickers off my old van, may he have another 15 years in him. My van is a male.
Thank you for NOT getting me 100 LONG STEM ROSES WITH SPECIAL VASE. What in the world is any average woman to do with that many roses?! A dozen would be a gracious plenty, as my beloved Virginia used to say.
Thank you for NOT listening to those pitches telling you that what I wanted most and what said "I love you, Mom." the most was an overpriced large stuffed bear dressed like my favorite fairy tale or a pirate or whatever is in vogue currently. I am a fullly grown woman. I don't want stuffed animals...please. I have enough stuff.
Thank you for NOT giving in to those who want to ruin my ability to lose a few "winter holiday" pounds. I really don't care for fruit that is covered in chocolate and smothered in even more too-sweet candies, but that is just me. I like my fruit just the way it is, thank you very much. If I need emergency chocolate, I know where my stash is hiding.
Thank you, my dear husband, for NOT listening to those men on the radio telling you that what I really want is pajamas. Surely, you know me well enough by now to know that I am only going to sleep in the most practical and comfortable gown that I can find...and I have enough trouble finding those myself, so you are NOT going to be able to order something for me.
Oh...and love your hearts, you even resisted the latest craze for Mom and now, Dad, and soon it will be pitched for weddings, no doubt, I am speaking of course, of the ubiquitous "Squatty Potty." Thank you, thank you...more than you will ever know, thank you for NOT getting me a Squatty Potty for Mother's Day.
Hugs all around,