Friday, May 9, 2008



Well, here's an early shout out for Mother's Day. It comes Sunday, but we never celebrate Mom's enough. So, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
To that end, here is a short list of the great things Mom's do:
Clean our noses;
Get us the extra blanket when it's cold at night;
Clean up our messes;
Help with homework;
Shuttle us around;
Make sure our breakfast is ready;
Keep us healthy.
I know there's more, but the sickness that knocked Rise and Shine out Thursday, is still holding on a little bit.

By the way, have you noticed how Mother's Day, much like just about every other 'Day' has become overcommercialized.
Years ago, some flowers, a hand-drawn card and maybe a nice brunch was enough. Now, at least if you watch commercials or see other advertisements, you are a bad person if that's all you do.
You have to start the day by giving a new Blackberry, follow with a light breakfast, then something from the jewelry store, then head to Outback for lunch, go over to the park 'find' something else from the jewelry store. Follow that with dinner somwhere nice and, oops, is that another jewelry box.
Now, I don't think that's reality. The mom's I know are just as happy with the flowers and the hand-drawn cards. In the end, they mean more and will last forever.
Just stop knocking us over the head with all the other stuff.
Here's a good place to find a gift:
CLICK HERE for something nice

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