Mom was known for giving weird gifts.
One year, far from Mom, my sister Judy and I found two identical small packages from her. One for Judy and one for me. We saved them for last, to be opened simultaneously.
Judy was faster than I and opened hers first. It was a little green plastic box of earrings that said “Judy” “Judy” all over it.
I unwrapped mine. It said “Elaine” “Elaine”
“Ummm, Mom?” I said later, “my name’s Elyse.”
“Well,” she responded, “They had boxes with just a plain E, but that was just too boring!”
This is my entry in the Christmas with Mom Contest.
The rules? Write a Mom Christmas Memory of 100 words or less, link to it in the comments section at sponsored by http://warnerwriting.wordpress.com/christmas-with-mom-contest/.
Deadline is December 5, 2011. Winner gets a $25 gift card to Amazon.com or Starbucks, as well as having the w inning piece posted on a number of blogs including Things I Want To Tell My Mother