What a special day Mother’s Day is, right? And let’s not kid ourselves – mom’s expect to be pampered. Sometimes the pressure of making a fuss can be challenging. What do you do to let your mother know just how special she is to you? Some people are more creative than others. Some go a little overboard in their enthusiasm. So, here is a friendly guide as to how extreme one should go when celebrating their mother on her special day. There is a fine line between wow and uh-oh. Here is an example:
Fran wanted to give her mother, Theresa, a new and exciting experience. She booked a reservation at a fancy French restaurant that just opened in her neighborhood. It was tough to get a reservation, but she managed to get one and whisked her mother there on her special day.
Fran suggested that Theresa order a meal consisting of things she had never tried before. When the meal came, she was pleased to see how much her mother enjoyed all the new flavors and spices that she had never experienced eating. During dessert, Theresa began to feel strange. By the time the coffee arrived, Theresa’s face had begun to swell up. In a few minutes, her face grew even larger, resembling a balloon in the Macy Parade. Something like the photo to the right.
Fran rushed Theresa to the hospital. They gave her shots and told her to wait on the bed. Theresa turned to see a small child staring at her. The child freaked out and ran into the hall, tripping a nurse, who bumped into a cart. The cart rolled into a patient in a wheel chair with an ankle injury. The patient fell out of the wheel chair, breaking her collar bone. A nurse that had attempted to catch the falling patient missed and slid into a patient’s room while the patient was closing the door. It slammed into the nursed head, and she passed out.
Moral of story: French food is dangerous.
Here is another story with a happier twist: Simon decided to give his mother a makeover for Mother’s Day. He sent her to a swanky salon and told them to do the works. Estelle, his mother, was pleased with her makeover. She thought she looked like a young Ethel Merman.
Simon was very nearsighted, and when arriving to pick up his mother who was in front of the salon, he didn’t recognize her. He drove around the block over and over again. He began to panick. He dialed the police. The police came with their light’s flashing and pulled up in front of the salon. Estelle crossed the street to get out of the way of all the cars and ended up in a line waiting to board a bus to Las Vegas.
On the bus, she met Herman. Herman took one look at Estelle and thought she looked like a Vegas showgirl. They really hit it off, and by the time they reached Las Vegas, they were in love. They got married in a small chapel that night. Herman owned a restaurant off the strip called “The Winning Hand.” Estelle became the hostess, and on occasion, even sang a few songs there. Unfortunately, she may have looked like Ethel Merman, but she didn’t sound like her. So it was not very often that she sang anything. Estelle and Herman are still happily married, and Estelle says that that was the best Mother’s Day she ever had.
Moral of story: Never hesitate to board a bus to Las Vegas.
(You know who always has been thoughtful to his mother? That awesome guy, Thor. Even as a kid he always made his mother a great card with his brother.)
So, what have we learned from all of this? We have learned that it is, indeed, the thought that counts. All your mother really wants is for you to let her know that you appreciate her. Stay away from potential disasters that might occur while telling her this. Stuff like eyebrow weaving, abrasive facials, skiing trips, unusual pets, or water slides. Stick to simple things like jewelry, flowers, or maybe a lap dance. Things that make her happy. Like, maybe a gift card from our store.
And speaking of our store, boy, did we have fun last weekend with Lisa, from Manos del Uruguay (Fairmount Fibers), who taught us how to brioche! We all had a great time, and hope that Lisa, who is an awesome teacher, will come back soon to teach us something else.
The new Shibui linen is on it’s way, along with great new patterns. New Appalachian Baby kits have arrived as well. Organic cotton is the way to go for a great baby blanket for all seasons. More Madeline Tosh is coming, and we just ordered more Cocoknits Books that sold out. (Just finished a sweater from this book, and it is fabulous.) More stuff is coming everyday. We can put something great together for your mother. Just think how great it will feel to know that she will love it and that it is a very safe choice. (Plus, if she is feeling daring, she can knit on the bus to Vegas).
In honor of this special day, we will be closed on Sunday, Mother’s Day.
So, enjoy your mother on Mother’s Day. And stick to simple foods.
See you soon!
Diane and Christin