Cooking up a storm, using recipes passed down to her through .generations.
Pouring wine and entertaining dinner guests.
Making you something delicious to eat!
Making the same dish as usual
Singing and dancing to whatever's on the radio!
Doing chores around the house
Dressing you in your best and taking you to church.
Getting outside and playing with you kids!
Whipping up a big breakfast for you and the family
Going to the beauty salon to have her hair set for the week
That was her best and most-expensive crystal vase! You're going to be paying for this for quite some time!
Well, she was the one you were playing catch with, so it's 50% her fault!
You're grounded! This will give you lots of time to think about the consequences of your actions
That was an antique from 1890! It's irreplaceable and you're in for a spanking!
First she checks to see if you were cut by the broken vase, then proceeds to give you a calm lecture about throwing balls in the house
An office or executive job
A Nurse, Teacher or other kind of caregiver
I don't remember. Just a typical 9-5 job
A Family Sitcom
A Reality Show or Soap Operas
A Dramatic Sitcom
A Comedy Sitcom
TV? There's nothing good on that thing anymore!
Go for a lunch date and get her nails done
Phone up a friend and chat for a couple of hours
Do something outside or try something new!
Catch up on her reading
Do something nice for the family
"I would love to chat but I'm just in the middle of cooking dinner, vacuuming and giving my husband a haircut!"
"Oh heavens! A travelling salesman! Why I haven't seen one of your kind in years! Come in for some tea!"
Your mother asks so many questions that the salesman cannot get a word in edgewise.
Nothing. Your mother peeked out the window and decided not to answer.
"Well, I do already have an expensive set of leather-bound encyclopedias, so I must decline"
All sorts of things made of high-end materials
An eclectic assortment brightly-colored, casual pieces
Lots of soft and cozy sweaters
Simple jeans, t-shirts and turtlenecks in neutral colors
YOUR favorite restaurant
Sabhai Thai in Sidney
Haro's (at the Pier Hotel in Sidney)
R&R Diner in Saanichton
Mom thanks the waiter for his excellent service and pays for both meals.
You go double-dutch on the bill
Mom decides that she'd like to have a latte and share a dessert with you, so the bill goes back and you stay longer
Mom forgot her wallet in the car, so you end up paying for both
Well dad's not here to pay, so you guess you'll have to.