Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Part II

Mother's Day Part II
I had my moment of reflection yesterday. We all know what a miracle children are, how we are blessed to have them in our lives, how they enrich every day, blah, blah, blah. Let's get real. (Bear with me, I'm going to get a little feisty here.)
I think it's totally reasonable for Mothers to have one day where they are honored (atleast one day). After all,they wait on everyone the other 364 days of the year. Here is my list on how to honor me on Mother's Day.
First and foremost, the kids better remember it's Mother's Day. And Dads, don't give me any malarkey about "I don't have to get you anything, you're not my Mother."
1. I don't want to eat out. Restaurants are too crowded and they are filled with screaming kids. Cook something for me at home and do the dishes, complete with washing the floor, because we both know it will need it.
2. Don't buy me a gift of flowers or jewelry. Flower prices have been jacked up for today and are not worth double of what you could have bought them for last week. Jewelry is such a personal thing, let me pick out my own, then if you want to buy it and have it gift wrapped, fine.
3. So, you feel like you're off the hook? Hardly. See that photo? Yes, call me Ethel and bring me my crown and sceptre. While you're at it..
4. Clean the house, that is dust, vacuum, wash the floors, change the sheets, do the bathrooms and kitchen.
5. Have my car washed and filled with gas.
6. Do the laundry.
7. Iron the clothes that need it.
8. I'll supply the grocery list. You go get them and put them away.
9. Clean out the garage.
10. Change the furnace filter.
11. Add salt to the water softener.
12. Take out the trash.
13. Weed and take care of the lawn.
14. Let me control the remote tonight.
15. Bring me drinks throughout the day.
16. Dessert; Haagen Dazs Rum Raisin in a good choice.

Ahh, now that is a good Mother's Day.
PS: Yes, this is tongue-in-cheek. I found this cartoon in 1980 in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune and drag it out every Mother's Day for a good laugh.

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