A true care package
My husband’s adopted brother is a prankster. He routinely sends e-bonbon confections and dozens of roses anonymously to the wives and sweethearts of the males members of the family then waits to see what happens. I’ve had my share of these gifts.? So when the deliveryman brought a Fed-Ex box marked Perishable to my door, I immediately thought he was at it again. This time he wasn’t though.
I opened the box to find a red mini-rose plant filled with buds. Now I love roses but I knew immediately this was not his style– too practical. I looked for a card. I had gotten calls and cards from each of my boys earlier on. Still, perhaps it had come from my sailor son three thousand+ miles away. Perhaps it had come from his brother, the one who lives in the city. I knew it hadn’t come from my oldest–his wife takes care of gift-giving and brings them to the house instead of sending them.
Then I found the card. It read, ” XOX, Bunny”. Wow, was I ever surprised! Bunny is my oldest. She is sweet, kind, capable, and generous. She puts others first. I wish she would have spent the money on herself instead of me, but that just is not her. Now I know why she looked like the cat who caught a mouse when she stopped by earlier to see if anything had been left here for her. She tricked me. I thought she forgot Valentine Day. Silly Mama…that’s me.? I really should have known.
I am a bit concerned though about the future fat of the flowers though. I can kill anything–even cacti and terrariums. I did not earn the name Black Thumb for no good reason.