Sunday, January 25, 2009

A message for Mom

The other day I got one of these in the mail.....
...knowing that it was from my Mom, I quickly opened it up and as usual, it was full (seriously...she is the Queen of Stuffing Those Suckers Tight).

I posted a few months ago about her and these wonderful little packages that she sends to me every 2 weeks or so. When I first got here light years 17 years ago, she was so good about getting something in the mail pretty much every week. Back then, we didn't have these handy-dandy little mailing it was manila envelope or small box, all the way.

Anyway.....this particular package contained some reading stuff for the boys and I.....two weeks worth of:
The Mini Page (a fun page for kids from the newspaper),
the comics (Oh, bless you!!) and
the county newspaper...of which I read every. single. word. (Remind me when we talk next...I have some questions about some things!!)

There were also the monthly magazines that we look forward to...yes, even the religious one!!

There was also Dave Barry, the crossword puzzle, an editorial and a special section from the newspaper about Buffalo Bill (I do love historical stuff about Colorado!!).

Then....a shock.
I know I should prepare myself for things like this, but, I forget sometimes in my total excitement for all the wonderful goodies, that you sometimes toss in some reading material that does bring some "What the $&%*!! is that?" into the whole situation.

I mean.....I know this particular magazine has some really interesting articles...something about maybe getting finances in order....and then some other stuff about....something....

I'm sorry.....even just typing this out I'm having a hard time keeping my emotions under control......for you this package...

was also this month's copy of


Holy Hell Mom!!! It's not like we haven't had this conversation before.....may I refer you to
this post....(go on the the part at the end. I'll wait for you to come back.).

It's not that I don't appreciate the thoughts behind the articles...I do..and I'm sure that the information will prove to be vital to my life.
This is YOUR mother's magazine.
It's NOT for ME!!!

SO, if you feel compelled to do this again (I'm pretty sure you will!!) and if you would like to spare my much younger feelings, might I suggest that you use some old wrapping paper...
birthday....Christmas....shoot, even an old newspaper or grocery bag would work (you could write a note or a poem or make a list of all the ways you're going to make me pay for these posts on the paper!!!). Use something you were going to throw away anyway...what a great idea!
Old wrapping paper

around the cover.

Think about it.
**I love you!!**


3rdEyeMuse said...

AARP aside, that's one very, very good mama you've got. :)

hulagirlatheart said...

Hubby got an invite to join the AARP three years ago. I laughed my butt off until I got some mail from them last year.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm wondering why everyone wants to sell me long-term care insurance?!

It's a good thing I'm not your mother--I'm the worst about mailing things.

Ginaagain said...

Your mom is wonderful!

Oh.. and if you lived in the states AARP would be sending you personal mail. They started inviting me to join around my 40th birthday. I don't think I would mind it so much if I had any chance of becoming a retired person at any point in the forseable future! At the rate we are going we will truly meet their requirements somewhere around 85...

Sojourner said...

You get to join AARP when you are 50. Now, I will probably NEVER get to retire. But I don't mind getting discounts for stuff cause I am GETTING old. Not old yet, mind you.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...


We love the Mini Page, btw.

But AARP? That's worse than porn.

Janet said...

oh, Debbie, this post reminded me so much of all the packages my parents sent me when I lived in Japan; tapes with ER on them or Chicago Bulls games (I was a huge Bulls fan back then); magazines, too, letters, candy, all sorts of things :0-) Thanks!