With Mother’s Day coming up oh-so-quickly, I know that I have a finite amount of time to
force coerce help the kids to do some crafty project for Mother’s Day, else I end up just getting some worthless trinket for them to give her. There are a couple of obstacles in the way of this though, not the least of which is that CareerMom isn’t much of a “keeper.”
By that I mean that she doesn’t really keep things from the kids. Oh, she’ll post something on the refrigerator, but it’ll stay there for months and months until finally I throw it away, or put it in my goodie bag of kids’ crap. She will, however, keep old shoes, handbags, textbooks from college (seriously!), and other useless junk, but take that cute macaroni and glitter ladybug the boys made in daycare and it’s a quick trip to the garbage for it.
To say then, that any crafty thing I try to put together out of cardboard and spit would probably earn about two minutes of endearment before getting relegated to a corner of the kitchen counter where I will stare at it for weeks while prepping dinner until such a time as I need that particular corner for some chopped produce, prompting me, in exasperation, to throw the item away, would be an understatement (and…a very long sentence!)
On the flip-side, I purchased a craft thingy last year for upwards of $50 and it turned out pretty darn disappointing. What’s a guy to do?
So honestly ladies, are crafty things from the kids REALLY desired, or is it one of those things you feel obligated to desire simply because society says you should? Assuming money IS an obstacle, what would you REALLY like for Mother’s Day?
And if you say something like, “A hug from my kids,” then I’m just going to be forced to remove your “Commenting” rights.