From the first day that I thought she could understand, I told Melodie not to get me anything for Mother's Day. I did not want to celebrate that day.
I told her to start with that I celebrated being her mom every day.
Later I let her know that I really was pissed that Hallmark was making a fortune by making up a holiday and selling it.
For years she respected that. So did Melvin.
Then, as I got older......well, as I realized I was getting OLD, I got a little conservative (AUGH!!!!I SAID THAT WORD!!!!) and I told her that a little card wouldn't be out of line.
We were sitting in a restaurant in Las Vegas (I think). She was laughing so hard that tears were running down her face. I left for the necessary room and when I came back there was a paper napkin on my plate.I opened it up and it said:
Per your request
Happy Mother's Day
Melodie and Jed
I still haven't quit laughing.
She still doesn't send me a card. (Thank, the spirits!)
But Melvin, occasionally breaks the rules. He says it is just cuz I like things like this.
And it is such a privilege to be in the lives of my Mel's. I don't need Hallmark to tell me that.