That way they know they have already disappointed me and we can just move on without all the compulsory vacuuming and fake appreciation. And vice versa.
Not that we don't appreciate it.
But it's not really necessary. When you are the mother of two teenagers, every day is like Mother's Day.
Exactly like Mother's Day: They want money, they complain about the food, they have last minute school assignments that require your assistance.
They tell you to chill-ax.
The only difference is that on Mother's Day you can try to make them feel bad about it.
Or you can just chill-ax. Whatever you do, don't send them out to buy you "a bottle."
Unless you have a younger child and a liquor store within bicycle range, that is a job for daddy. Teenagers have terrible taste in liquor and they never bring back the change.
Happy Mother's Day. -SK
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