Friday, April 17, 2009

Mama's Day, Kids!

In case you don't have your calendars marked already, don't forget that Mother's Day is right around the corner. The world will be celebrating Moms on Sunday, May 10th this year. How do you plan to celebrate this year's Mommy Appreciation Day?

My mom lives in Kansas which makes it a bit hard for us to celebrate WITH her. However, my sister and I have a few ideas brewing to insure that it is a special day for her. If not, we'll not stop hearing about it for years. My mom has a knack for never letting people live down a mistake or two. For instance...

I was born in March of 1977. I was only a few months old that May. My mother had joined the ranks of many before her and would want to legitimately celebrate and be appreciated for being a MOM. Only my father forgot to even buy a card for the new mother. Horror. Panic. Bile.

He woke up on Saturday and remembered what day tomorrow would be. He had royally screwed up, and knew he couldn't approach her empty handed. He made an excuse to run an errand very quickly. He wasn't gone long. He was pleased with his purchase. He knew for sure in the morning he would be out of the dog house and my mother would continue to love and adore both him and the infant Chez.

Until he handed her this...
Only he had taken a Sharpie marker and written on the label across the top "HAPPY" and vertically from the M and D "Mother's" "Day"! He thought he was the cleverest husband and father ever! For my mother's first Mother's Day via my father I bought her a bottle of grape Mad Dog 20/20 with a ghetto-ed Mother's Day message scrawled on the label.

How do you think she reacted? I'm dying to know how you would finish this story? Tell me in the comments. I'll eventually fill you in on the correct ending.

3 comments:

Bethie said...

how is it that i've never heard this before??

i think my answer to what mama did with the MD depends on whether or not she was breastfeeding...or perhaps not...

LiLu said...

Ha! I'm with Bethie... I hope she drank it down!

Heather McChesney said...

She was indeed breast feeding, but by then the pump had thankfully been invented. Mom pumped and dumped, and then guzzled that bitch down.