...birthdays and anniversaries and Mother's Day, oh my! Seriously, all of you who are in to buying stock should consider Hallmark seeing as how this girl will be allowing them to make their sales goals for the month with her purchases alone. ;) Here's the rundown: this Sunday is Mother's Day followed by my parents' anniversary May 13th after which Luke and I will celebrate OUR four year anniversary May 22nd as well as Mark and Tammy's anniversary and Luke's birthday May 25th. Here's the thing. I love celebrating people and events. Birthdays have always been HUGE in our family, which is a tradition that I have had to break Luke into slowly. Every year I spend hours obsessing what to get that special someone that will make them feel loved and put a big smile on their face. Not to mention the card. Geez! How many times have I stood in the card aisle and laughed out loud completely embarrassing myself when I receive stares from those quietly reading cards of their own?
All this to say that this year is no different. Now that I am officially a mom I realize the importance of celebrating this woman who has changed dirty diapers, done laundry, kept the house cleaned, and listened as you graciously gave her the rundown on who likes who and as an added bonus who's fighting with who. Not to mention all the encouragement she gives or how she sat in the backseat and held her breath while you drove on the highway for the first time. I mean come on! There is ABSOLUTELY nothing I could buy that would come close to thanking my mom for all she's done. The other day at lunch I was asking her what she wanted for Mother's Day hoping it would inspire a fabulous idea. Of course she said she didn't know and then lamely offered the idea of a CD. Seriously, mom? That's the best you could do? So then I asked her, "If you could have ANYTHING in Target what would it be?" That made us all laugh, especially when my sister reminded her that the dollar spot had tons of lip gloss and pads of paper. Frankly, I'm shocked she didn't beg for one of those tiny bikinis that never seemed to be sized correctly. And now that you've come this far in my blog for the day hoping to read my brilliant solution for the perfect Mother's Day gift...don't hold your breath. My mom reads this blog and I still haven't come up with anything. Feel free to comment with ideas! So the search continues while I hope that the fact that I do my best work under pressure will prove true for this situation as well.
In the meantime, I've begun thinking about what to get Luke for his birthday and our anniversary. Luckily, I have a couple of weeks. Thank goodness!! He's not easy to buy for either.
In conclusion, May is not only the month that we break the bank celebrating the people in our lives, but it's also the month that I drive myself crazy trying to come up with unique ideas for their gifts. So hey, if you're shopping at Target in the next couple of weeks, look for me. I'll be the one laughing like an idiot on the card aisle! :)