Post-Mother’s Day Report: Guy finds the right gift


Whew, my kids saved me from shopping for a sarong.  Kate’s text intercepted my brain waves while I strolled through Old Navy with Maggie.  We had been there an hour.  A sales clerk laid out four sarongs: one pink, one yellow, one blue, and the other green.  The clerk gave me the pros and cons of each color but I couldn’t decide…so many decisions.

“Mom wants a new weed-eater,” Kate texted.  Younger daughter, Maggie, agreed.  “Let’s get it, Dad.”

I figured that Maggie and Kate were on to a great idea.  I ditched the sales clerk, hopped in my SUV, and burned rubber en route to the hardware store.  A guy wearing jeans and a work shirt greeted us.  He walked us to a line-up of 17 weed-eaters.  They were all orange.  After ten minutes we settled on a Husqvarna. 

My wife, Hun, likes her new tool but I have a feeling I’ll become the chief operator.  On the plus side, this new Husqvarna not only whacks weeds and has more power than a Toyota Prius, but it also waxes and buffs cars…

As for my mom, I was a bit more conservative.  What do you get a woman who has everything?  A card with a heart-felt note did the trick.

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