July Lawn Care Tips
For Mother’s Day, when I was 13, I decided to save up my allowance and get my mom a nice gift. I started saving and watching the newspaper ads in March to find just the right gift. A couple weeks before Mother’s Day I saw an ad which read, ‘Make Mom’s Life Easier With These Great Gifts!’. In the ad were various gifts, but my eyes were caught on the kitchen appliance section. There was an electric meat cutter and an electric mixer on sale (neither of which we had) and I had just enough money to get both. And since, almost every Sunday we had a big roast with mashed potatoes, I felt they were items that would be used and appreciated.
I started building up my mom’s expectations from that point on. I kept telling her, “You’re gonna love your gift! It is so great! It will make your life easier!” I had a hard time waiting for Mother’s Day. I almost couldn’t stand to watch as she unwrapped the gifts, I was soooo excited! Needless to say, I didn’t receive the reaction I was hoping for. And I took a mental note to NEVER buy a woman an appliance for a birthday or holiday ever again.