My Worst Mother's Day Gift Ever

Moms should expect to get their fair share of macaroni necklaces on Mother's Day, however I'm sure my mom didn't quite expect what I gave her a few years back. 

Lauren Kimberlin and her mom

As the oldest child I'm usually responsible for picking out and coordinating Mom's gifts with my sisters and brother. This particular year I decided to go rogue and do my own thing. I had planned early and knew exactly what I wanted to do. I was going to send flowers. Simple, right?

My mother wouldn't be impressed with a bouquet that's super feminine or something that's too pink. I scoured online florists for the perfect arrangement that would fit her personality just right and I found them. They were rustic and cool and exactly what I thought my mom would buy for herself. She'd love them. I added the flowers to my cart and, with a sense of pride in my selection, clicked buy. 

The Friday before Mother's Day arrived while driving home after work I realized I hadn't gotten a phone call from Mom. Had she not received my surprise? I called to check. 

Me: Hi! 

Mom: Hey

Me: So... anything happen today?

Mom: Oh... Yeah... Thanks!

Me: Did you think they were pretty?

Mom: Pretty? Well, they will be. 

Me: What do you mean?

Umm... turns out instead of sending a beautiful bouquet, like a normal daughter would, I actually sent my mom a plant. When they called to tell her she had a delivery, my mom walked up to find I had given her a bucket of dirt.

We had a good chuckle about it, but I still felt guilty. It still goes down as the worst gift ever. Oh well, moms love you no matter what, right? 

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