Monday, May 5, 2008

Mother's Day is just around the corner and...

For me, Mother's Day is kind of annoying. Mostly because I don't really expect or need anything on that particular day from my kids or husband. Don't get me wrong, I expect a lot from my family pretty much every day of the year, but I don't need them to do jumping jacks or balance apples and bananas on their heads on Mother's Day. It's another "Hallmark Holiday" in my opinion. The week of Mom's Day always begins like this in my house:

Husband: What do you want for Mother's Day?

Me: Huh? Is it soon?

Husband: Uh YEA.

Me: Oh nothing. I don't need anything. Seriously. You don't have to get me anything. I swear I wont be upset. It's a dumb holiday, anyway.

From which I get a huge sigh and a dramatic eye roll from my husband.

Me: Okay you can take me to lunch. And get me a pedicure. And I could use another Coach purse. And you know I've always wanted diamond earrings.....

Husband: I thought you said you didn't want anything.

Me: I don't.

On top of all of that jazz, I have to come up with something to get my mom, my mother-in-law, my other mother-in-law, and my other mother-in-law. Don't ask. Just accept. That's what I do.
So for my IL's, I'll stick to a very safe card and some cute pictures of the kids with food on their face or something like that. Grandmas like that kind of stuff.
But this year, for MY mom, I'm going to go a little bigger. See, since I got this part-time job, I have a little spending money.
Let me give you a little background to my gift plan.....
When I was 15, my mom and her then husband (whom is NOT her current husband- again, don't ask) went to Mexico and left little old me home alone for the weekend. Now, me being the naughty, party girl 15 year old that I was, of course I had a party. A huge, out of control party. Yikes. Anyway, a bunch of crap ended up getting stolen from my house. Purses, jewelry, wallets, a pager (it was early 1993 after all) name it. It was awful, and we all paid dearly for my bad decisions. (whispering: But boy, did I have a good time! heehee)
One of the things stolen was a star sapphire ring of my mother's. It was precious to her, and I never heard the end of it. So my gift plan this Mother's Day is to replace that ring.....15 years later. It wont be anything terribly fancy, but it's the thought that counts, right?

Here's a picture of it. It's a vintage estate ring. White Gold. And it's a real stone...not man-made. It's the closest looking ring to the original that I could find.
I hope she likes it. I'm still waiting to hear back from the owner so we'll see if I can manage to get it to my mom in time. I just hope my mom appreciates this and doesn't use it as an excuse to hound me more about what a difficult child I was.....


Anonymous said...

I had a party once, too. Nothing was stolen, but there were cigarette butts and empty beer cans in my mom's flowers and goldfish crackers in the hot tub. My parents were NOT PLEASED. My dad still won't let any of us come over to his house with non-family unless he's home. I'm not kidding. Thanks, Dad, I'm 31 now. You can relax.

And the new ring is gaw-geous, and I don't even like jewelry. Your mom will love it.

The Mom Jen said...

Pretty ring!

If this is the case of repaying our mother's when we went all wild-child, then I owe mine a new kitchen counter.

One of my drunk friends broke it about 17 years ago, and that's how long the super glue has lasted!

Jill said...

That's so sweet of you. You are either going to make her cry or make her remember what you did. LOL. Good job with the ring, it's beautiful.

** said...

One broken window, I claimed I was trying to be nice and clean it for him while he was away on business. He bought the act. Dumb dad DUMB.

What a thoughtful daughter you are!

YAY you.

Mothers Day is always a bit anti-climatic around these parts as well.

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