Monday, May 09, 2011

My Worst Mother's Day

Contrary to the belief of my Twitter friends, many of whom wished me a Happy Mother's Day yesterday, I am not (yet?) a mom. I'm definitely a pseudo-mom, taking care of kiddos until I drop Smile 

So, while I don’t actually celebrate the holiday for myself, I do have a slightly funny story to tell.

When I was young, probably 9-12 or so, I had the brightest idea. Mother’s Day was coming up and I thought it would be a nice surprise to order flowers for my mom in appreciation of all she did for us.

Looking back, I’m not sure why I didn’t just ask my dad to pick up some flowers from a local shop, but I digress.

So, I called around to price different bouquets and delivery services. After my research, I gave up. I have no idea how much money I’d planned to spend but whatever they quoted was clearly too much.

Imagine my surprise when come Mother’s Day morning, a flower delivery truck drove up the street and parked in front of my childhood home. One of my siblings noticed first and, knowing my flower debacle, questioned if I had, maybe accidentally, ordered flowers…

I’m pretty sure if you had taken a picture of my face at that moment, it could easily be used for blackmail today. I think I started hyperventilating and protesting that I didn’t, I was sure, at least I didn’t think so….???? EEEK!!

Thankfully, while the flowers were for my mom, I had not accidentally ordered them. They’d come from my grandpa. Wheww….

But yea, I’ll remember that story for years to come. If my mom is reading, she probably remembers. I wonder if her version of the story would be different? Smile


Oh, and Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!


  1. You and Stacy do the work of mom's and should be wished a happy Mother's day too.

  2. Ack!!! I think I would've panicked too!!


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