“Mom!” shouted Mimi, “Did you know that this Sunday is Mother’s Day?”
“What?” I asked as a shot of adrenaline shot through my body. How could it possibly be Mother’s Day already I wondered to myself. My panicked thoughts were flying all over the place. Was it too late to order flowers? Could a card possibly get there on time…maybe I could blame it on the Post Office as things were still moving slowly. Then, taking a deep breath, I quieted my mind for a moment. Then I realized a very important fact.
“Mimi…Mother’s Day is always in May…it’s still April! This Sunday is not Mother’s Day!”
“Whew!” we both said in unison, relieved that we hadn’t failed on this special holiday.
Later on we were telling Shaun about our near gaffe, when I realized that I had made a huge mistake.
“Wait, I was wrong,” I exclaimed, “Mother’s Day is this Sunday! I need to get something for Grandma. You probably have some shopping to do as well.” My family just looked at me and laughed. They knew exactly what I was thinking. If only I had realized sooner that I should have just agreed with Mimi and enjoyed two Special Days just for me!
Hmm….maybe I’ll get another opportunity next year.