This year I didn't even have to tell the kids they should ignore Mothers' Day. I resent the idea that people must hop to just because Hallmark wants them to get sentimental (AT&T doesn't care any more), and I figure the family knows that by now. They also know I don't want more stuff. Just as strong as the young nest-building urge to accumulate, is today's urge to Get Rid of Stuff.
* Saturday the mail brought a gift card to -- McDonald's! Who knew McDonald's had gift cards? In case you're curious -- here's what mine looks like.
* Sunday it just so happened that everybody phoned or skyped, and I'm pleased to report no one even mentioned Mothers' Day!
* Monday the florist was at the door. Our local Lilac Festival is in full swing, but the lilacs aren't really open yet, so these were particularly welcome.
Note -- no gifts on M__ D__!
And all satisfactorially evanescent.
I do have a fine family.