Saturday, May 10, 2008

Weekend Plans.

I know you're dying to hear how I'm going to spend my Mother's Day Weekend. I have a history of shitty Mother's Days, in case you've forgotten. There are a few Mother's Day Malaise stories under Archival Highlights in the sidebar.

I hate Mother's Day. I don't hate my mother or anything, it's one day of forced gratitude making up for the other 364 of being taken for granted. It's the greeting card and flower companies capitalizing on guilt. And of course, it's the fact that I'm expected to spend the day at the one place I least want to be on a day where I'm supposed to get to do whatever I want. Sunday we're going out to Chez Inlaw. I'm planning to stress out about it all day Saturday. Those are my weekend plans. Jealous?

Today was the Mother's Day Tea at Tito's school. One of the things the kids do for the moms is that they draw a picture of their mom, and then they come up with three things about their mom which are clues so each mom can try to figure out which picture is of them (since it's not always easy to tell which stick figure is supposed to be you). If you remember, last year Pie drew me with the biggest smile of all the moms. I loved it. Here's what Tito said about me:

My mom buys me bagels.
My mom makes cakes, and sometimes she makes them wrong.
My mom loves to get lipstick

The part about making cakes wrong is how I knew instantly it was me. My cakes are always lopsided and overcooked on top. But it's still cake, isn't it?

I know I suck at cakes, yet for some reason I can handle amorphous cupcakes rather well. My new favorite recipe is to combine a devil's food cake mix and a can of pumpkin (nothing else), spoon into cupcake tins, and bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Try it.

And yes, I love to get lipstick.

Here's my favorite thing about Mother's Day:


Kevin C said...

Heh, that video's freakin' awesome...

turtlegirl76 said...

Hehehe love that video.
Hope your Mother's Day isn't as bad as you think it will be. =)

Devon said...

I love that video - hilarious! And I'll try the pumpkin recipe too, it sounds delicious! Have a great Mother's Evening, when you're home!

SiressYorkie said...

Yep, the Mother's Day of my classic faves. Every year I watch it and laugh my arse off. For some reason, it never gets old.

I get two mother's day...Mothering Sunday is in March, then this one. Although like you, I usually wind up doing far from what I want to do. And I rarely get flowers either. Bah.

Batty said...

I hope this year is the best Mother's Day you've ever had! Given your history so far, it can only get better.

L said...

Ha! Love it