I have a mother. As I’m sure many of you do.
And I am married to the most wonderful woman in the world. Which only applies to me.
And she (afforementioned wonderful woman) is the mother of my children.
These children cannot purchase gifts for Mother’s day, mostly due to their age but also because they don’t have jobs and, therefore, have no money.
I will not give them money because they will find a hole to cram it in to before they use it to buy goods and/or services.
Thusly I am buying for their mom (#1) and, by virtue of my son-hood, my mom. Which is all good and fine, except that I’m nervous about the whole thing. Hints have been dropping like American Idol contestants around the house, and not just from Emily. I think even the telemarketer who called yesterday said, as I was hanging up on him/her, that I can’t forget Mother’s Day. As if Ginsu knives would make a pleasant gift. Or aluminum siding.
No, mothers don’t want that. Nor do they want a George Foreman grill. Or anything even remotely linked to George Foreman.
So — I’m thinking about how best to honor my wife on Mother’s day, even though she’s not my mom. And how to make my mom feel special for her mother’s day, since there is no one buying gifts on my behalf anymore and signing my name in crayon. Adorable, but those days are over. Hmmm. Ideas?