Mr. News Readin's lovely mother has a birthday that seems to squarely land on Mother's Day bi-annually. This year she is turning 60.
Guess who didn't figure this out until Tuesday night, while on the phone with his baby sister, our Wedding Belle? Their gift of choice: fruit of the month from Harry & David.
Seriously, gang? You still throw your dirty laundry down her laundry chute while home for the holidays...and she washes and folds it within minutes.
Fruit of the month?! Come on. That's what I sent our pet-sitter, Peggy, last year for Christmas.
So, our dynamic brother/sister duo went looking in a different direction.
The text read:
"I think we are going to get mom a schnoodle. What do you think?"
First I thought - you're getting your mother a German pastry? After a brief tour on the interwebs, I found out that schnoodles are poodle/schnauzer mixes. And super cute. See below.
I quickly responded to the text:
"That's a sh*t idea. She just barely unloaded you two."
Last night I overheard him ordering the monthly Tower o' Fruit.
Me: "You went with the fruit."
Mr. NR: "Well, I'm going to tell her we were going to get her a dog."
Nice strategy. Let her know it could have been much worse.
Stay tuned. More at 11.
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