Got through Mom's birthday better than expected. I survived and no one got hurt. (It was touch and go a few times). "Beautiful flowers but they have a strong smell, don't they? Are they anything like the ones in Foodtown?" (Her subtle attempt to figure out where I bought them and how much they cost). Upon opening a cute card with a pic of a little girl sitting on a chair facing the corner, she exclaims, "I never made you sit in time out!"
Insert inward groan and head in hand here.
"I know that Mom! It's a cute card, will you read it for crissakes?!"
"Taking a time out to wish you a Happy Birthday Mom! Oh that is cute!" (Insert Mom's laugh here - insert my need for a double shot here also).
Hubby called while I was visiting her and sang Happy Birthday to her on my cell's speaker phone. Mom laughed, smiled and thanked him! Miracle of miracles! (She's usually rude to him when he's nice to her).
Now we'll just have to see what Mother's Day brings. I'll be glad when this first week of May is overwith. It's no wonder I'm feeling edgy as of late! (Insert misgivings about my own birthday rapidly approaching in addition and you get a strong desire for wine! LOTS of wine).