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What are you getting for your mother for Mother’s Day? If you’re a mother yourself, what do you want — and how heavily are you leaving hints for your partner and/or kids? If you have siblings, do you make joint purchases for your mom — and how do you organize them?
I’ve written before about my amazing mother — but I haven’t shared a kind of amusing story about my brother and Mother’s Day. See, years ago when I started working and finally had disposable income, I decided that both my mother and grandmother should get flowers on Mother’s Day (and all other holidays), if not also a gift. Being the good Big Sis I am, even if I picked out and paid for everything, I always put my brother’s name on the card, and we both got credit. But this bugged me: I didn’t want to have to become go-to The Purchaser/Organizer. I was wary, as a woman, of putting myself in that default role where, if I didn’t get Mother’s Day gifts, no one would do it. [Read more…]