If you didn't know that Mother's Day is just around the corner, then apparently you haven't seen any commercials on T.V. lately either. I am especially fond of the current spot running for Kay Jewelers. Two little girls give their mom a "spa day" at home complete with a soak in their kiddie pool, a glitter-festooned manicure, and then--SURPRISE--a pair of diamond earrings! My favorite part comes with the fine print at the end informing us that their diamond earrings range in price from $59-$3000. Really? That's a pretty wide range! So, um, yeah, kids...did you get mommy the $59 pair or the $3K studs? Yeah, that's what I thought!
I've read some rather amusing takes on Mother's Day while trolling various blogs. One mom rambled (fiercely) about how she has no interest in any presents, really. What she wants is a day off. Hell, she'll take a half-day. Two hours. Two hours to vegetate and do nothing. Hell, who is she kidding? She wants two hours to indulge her inner-TV whore with a Rock of Love marathon. She actually said "two fucking hours," but I wasn't sure if I wanted to cuss on my blog. But there. I did it. (Or it went something like that. I was going to copy and paste that paragraph from her blog, but I can't remember where in the hell I read it. Dang it!)
I don't really want anything for Mother's Day. I mean, I'll always accept (shout out to Lara) cash from any ol' person that wants to give it to me on any ol' day--no special occasion required--but I'm not going to swoon over $59 earrings, and Harper is too young to make me a macaroni necklace. I don't need nothing. (Yes, the double negative is purely for effect, so get over it.) Except maybe "two fucking hours" by myself to rewatch Eastbound and Down to see if Kenny Powers and I can bond. Or this bag from Pottery Barn. Or both. Hell, who am I kidding? You can never go wrong with diamonds. ;)