Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day.
As we know from my Valentine's Rant, I'm not exactly a fan of the forced holidays. And, according to this article, the founder of Mother's Day wouldn't be thrilled either:

On this 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, the woman credited with creating one of the world's most celebrated holidays probably wouldn't be pleased with all the flowers, candy or gifts.

Jarvis became known for scathing letters in which she would berate people who purchased greeting cards, saying they were too lazy to write personal letters "to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world."

But, Mother's Day is all about the leverage. So, today my kids will make a disaster in my kitchen trying to cook for me, and the boys will spend all day giving me hugs, sitting on me, and saying I love you. And within reason, doing anything I ask them to. There's really nothing better than a day of being able to say, "I don't care what you want, it's MY day, so do what I tell you!" And all iterations thereof. And while I'm not sure they have fully earned the Wii, they worked like dogs Friday and Saturday. I'm sure that had nothing to do with me threatening the post the Wii on eBay. Hopefully, after my iron will cracks and the box is opened, I will be able to use Wii time as leverage to get a little more work out of them. With only one controller, I have a sneaking suspicion that Mother's Day Wii playing will be anything but quiet. Or friendly.

Here's the answer to Friday's obscure quote. Which I didn't quote it directly. Just watch the clip. . .

1 comment:

katzbox said...

Oh my gosh...my brother and I quote that little gangster all the time...we always say (in the gangster voice) "Shut up shuttin' up" This was a hoot!!! And good luck with the whole Wii thing...I'm looking forward to the posts on that....happy Moms' Day honey...