All over Facebook today I've been treated to photos of moms holding their gifts. Flowers, candy, beautiful breakfasts/lunches and of course the obligatory card. I remember every year asking my mom what she wanted for Mother's Day and all she ever said was "just get me a card". I always thought she was full of shit.
Until I became a mom.
Now, every year I look forward to what type of card I will get. Will it be macaroni, glitter, drawn or painted on? And course, what will it say? This year was no exception and I have to say that this Mother's Day message was the sweetest and the scariest one I've received yet.
She will always "perish" me. WTF? I know she has developed a love for horror fiction just like I do but still that's a little macabre, even for me!
I HAD to ask.
Me: Thank you very much for the card. It's very sweet..I think.
McK: Uh-oh, what's wrong with it? (the joys of having a writer mom)
Me: You take a look and tell me.
McK; (reads) (laughs) Perish? Oops. I was really tired.
Me: You did mean "cherish" right? Or are you really trying to kill me?
Me: Which one????
McK: Could be both.
For years I've been saying that she's trying to kill me. This year I could actually be right.
Happy Mother's Day everyone and here's to non-homicidal greetings from your children!