Sunday, April 19, 2009

Does Mother's Day Sneak Up on You?

Or is it just me?

Mother's Day always seems to sneak up on me. It's the 2nd Sunday in May - May 10th this year. (Just noting that so it's in my head.) When I was in college, I completely forgot about Mother's Day until the Thursday or Friday before. Well, actually, I didn't forget, I just thought I had another week. I was in California, Mom was in Illinois, and there was no way anything was going to get to her in time.

So, did I send (late) mothers day flowers? No, I called my good friend Jeffrey and had him buy a card, sign it for me and leave it for my mom on her chair at church. I thought that was a pretty good solution. Mom wasn't exactly thrilled, but at least I tried!

I'm not sure what I'm going to do this year. E-cards are great for those special occasions that sneak up on you - too bad they didn't have those back in the day! But, since I have a while and I'm thinking about it now, maybe I'll check out the Mother's Day Flowers and Gifts suggestions at 1-800-flowers.com. Some of these are even available the same day, so if Mother's Day sneaks up on you, you know what to do!

3 comments:

  1. I thought I'd lost the plot then but suddenly realised you're not in England! Our Mother's day is March and I always forget!!

    CJ xx

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  2. I never forget Mother's Day. Of course I do have the greatest mother in the whole entire world and I (try to) treat her like everyday is Mother's Day.

    Instead of buying her flowers, I usually offer to go up to her house and help her plant flowers (or do any yardwork she needs help with) :)

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