Friday, May 08, 2009

Happy Mother's Day?

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree... So I shouldn't have been surprised when I opened the hand crafted Mother's Day card from daughter #2 and found it double dipped in sarcasm.

It looked so cute - a red heart that opened up to a pop-up heart nested in another heart. The inside of the card read, "You are the best mom in the universe..."

"sort of"

And then nestled in a pocket in the top left corner was a smaller heart emblazoned with the words, "You did the best you could."

My daughter laughed hysterically as I read the card, overwhelmingly pleased with her perfect execution of a joke she once heard a comedian say.

She slays me!

Really, I have to blame my dad for this one. Grandpa is notorious for being a joker - it's his love language (am I right, Jane D.?). You know you are part of the family if he infamously greets you with, "Why are you so ugly?" (which was completely ironic before my dad finally had his nose rebuilt a few years ago - he unfortunately shattered it as a teenager when he ran face first into a bridge pylon while he was frantically trying to save his little brothers from being swept out to sea).

So however the message is delivered this weekend, I hope you feel loved, moms. Happy Mother's Day!


Aniket said...


Mini you sure smacked where it'll hurt the most... In the heart! :D

Well she did say you did your best! ;P

Customer satisfaction is so hard to achieve these days, isn't it? lol :)

Karen said...

I love a wicked sense of humor! Happy Mother's Day, Jana!

Oh, Aniket -- I just figured out the MAO part. You're hilarious. Customer satisfaction, too. he, he, he

Aniket said...

:-D :-D

laughingwolf said...

amen to that, j ;) lol

hope your day's the best... ever!

bluesugarpoet said...

@ani - you are a regular Bill Shakespeare with the puns! Love it!:D

@Karen - hard to grow up in this family without having a wicked sense of humor; it's genetic! thanks - happy mom's day to you too!

@laughingwolf - thanks! ;)

Jane D. said...

Love it!

I can't count how many times I was greeted with "Why are you so ugly?" And it never made me feel bad. Mostly, my response was to just stare at him wide eyed until he gave me a huge hug. Joking is definitely your dad's love language...that and waffles with strawberries and cream.

pjd said...

tree... apple... a short distance, indeed.

Sappy and searious Mother's Day cards... how bourgeois.