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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Captive Audience Creates a Delighted Mother.

On Mother’s Day I didn’t ask for flowers.

193242H I didn’t request breakfast in bed.

mothersday_01 No, I wanted something more. I wanted willing assistants who wouldn’t complain while helping me clean out their closets, try on some clothes that were perhaps too small, and maybe even get rid of a few things. It is an brilliant, EVIL ploy because they know they have to have smiling faces on Mother’s Day.

2061752119_5fbed1226f I even made my family a huge batch of blueberry pancakes with bacon for breakfast and chicken satay accompanied by jasmine rice for dinner. Yes, on Mother’s Day. Because here is my secret: On Monday, the day AFTER Mother’s day, Mr. Decor went back to work, the kids are in school, there are glorious leftovers and the only thing I have to do besides enjoy this quiet day is to drop off a few things at Goodwill.

GoodWill2009 Ok, it’s not that much, but I probably made you laugh and rethink your mother’s day plans for next year. Oh and they still loved me enough to present me with a few cards like this:

D & R264 Up next… the garage. Seems as though my birthday can’t get here soon enough. :)

Laura

26 comments :

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Brilliant!

Debbie said...

Now that is brilliant! I love a good, sneaky plan:)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great idea. I so remember trying to get the kids closets cleaned out. Always such a chore. So glad they helped. Hugs, Marty

Lorrie said...

Giving you what you really want is a sign of their deep love! And isn't that what Mother's Day is all about?

Good for you!

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful ploys. Did they catch on? I have to try this next year!!

xoxo
Jane

Maija said...

You are a very smart mother!!!

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Thanks for the smile this morning! Brilliant plan indeed. I thought for sure you were going to say that the only problem with dropping it off at good will is you end up coming home with bags of 'treasures' that end up in the garage! I love the card The Fashionista created for you!

Your Friend,
Deborah

LuLu Kellogg said...

Here's to wishing your Birthday gets here quick!!

LuLu♥

Blarney said...

Truer words have never been spoken! With school winding down I know my days of having a home that stays clean from 9am to 3:30pm are numbered.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I knew I loved U!!! Genius plan! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

MarySue said...

Clever girl!

Love the Decor! said...

Absolutely brilliant idea!!
you are very clever!

Mimi said...

GREAT IDEA!!!!!
Love that card, that darling daughter of yours is quite the artist!!!!What talent!!!!
Love to you glad you had a fun successful day!!!
hugs,
jamie

Carrie said...

What a good idea!! I will have to remember that in July when it is my birthday.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What a clever plan!

The Boston Lady said...

Hey, I'm all about deception myself and am ticked that I did not employ this scheme!

Rudy's picture is the best.

The Maven and I actually went through her "stuff" today and I have a large sack to drop off. It always feels good to take things to Goodwill knowing someone will enjoy the things we used to love. And we often find "new" things from there to fit our needs.

What a nice card you received - such talent - and I look forward to hearing about more devious-mother doings!

Kit said...

This was brilliant! I am going to steal your idea for my upcoming birthday. I want my ironing done!...LOL Kit

Bettyann said...

you are so brillant.....

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a great plan. I need to try that next year. Glad you had a productive day. Love & blessings from NC!

Kerri said...

New to your blog! I LOVE you banner/header...it is beautiful!

Linda said...

That's great and I LOVE that card!! Talented sketch :)

Been missing your daughter on her blog!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Hi Laura!

I wanted to address a comment you made on my blog but can't find your email as it's not connected to your profile.

Just a heads up I've addressed your question on my blog. :)

Donna
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/
signmakergirl@hotmail.com

TheSingingBird said...

Ok! You are officially dubbed "SMARTEST MOM EVER!"


Thank you for the laughs, and enjoy your days off this week!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

You are a very smart woman! Love it!

The Tablescaper said...

Very interesting plan. I asked for impatients and that they be planted by my family. The impatients are here, but we had to delay the planting as it's just too cold! Crazy that it was too cold on Mother's Day in New York for planting. HOPEFULLY they will be planted this weekend.

- The Tablescaper

jeannette said...

Came from another blog, the one who cheers you on -and you deserve it -I'm a late bloomer myself - cherish the glow - you did it! Nothing to be ashamed of being proud of your accomplishments!