Monday, May 5, 2008

Mothers and Others

OK, so I'm just back from our annual Mother-Daughter-Friend banquet at church. Yes, that is what we call it. We're just clever like that.

I have no pictorial proof to offer you this year. Just take my word for it that Polly, Tigger and I attended, along with The Princess, Grandma, and Gram. And forty something other women and girls. (I mean there were over 40 people there, not that the people were over the age of 40).

Some observations:

Do we honestly think that our mothers are thrilled to be offered a piece of (depending on the caterer) bland white chicken b.r.e.a.s.t, undercooked chicken b.r.e.a.s.t, charred chicken b.r.e.a.s.t or chicken b.r.e.a.s.t doused in some colorful but unappetizing sauce? (Unusual punctuation is to deter any crazies...)

Nothing says family and/or friendly love like arguing over who actually wins the flower door prizes.

A tiny bathroom with one stall is, shall we say, inadequate for a crowd of 40+ women, some of whom are very young women (read: potty training) and some of whom are quite a bit older (read: needing a restroom to "powder their noses").

Where did the real sugar go? Some of us are not on diets. Out with the Splenda, Equal, Sweet-and-low, et al. Bring back real sugar. And real coffee, while we're at it. Real butter would be nice but I'm not going to hold my breath.

There are a lot of nice women in the world, but none nicer than in my own family, whether by birth or marriage, even if they weren't all at the M-D-F banquet.

Just a friendly reminder: there are only 5 shopping days left until the big day. Yes, that would be Mother's Day. So get your box of chocolate or potted plant now, before there's a run on the stores. And if I can drop a gentle hint: I'd prefer the chocolate.


Jessica said...

HAPPY EARLY MOTHER'S DAY!!! Thanks for the friendly reminder. That mother-daughter-friend banquet sounded like an interesting time. lol

Karabeth said...

I agree! Bring on the real butter and sugar! My chicken was fine, btw, plus I happen to prefer it over some of the usual caterer offerings of stringy beef.

Can't do much about the restroom faciilities - or lack thereof.

Thanks for not critiquing (is that a word?) the speaker's devotion. :)

I like either flowers or chocolate. Spread the word.

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