Mother's Day, coming up....don't screw it up. Do you have your card, your gift, your kind words all selected? When I was teaching music in elementary school I tried to impart this message to my 100's of charges. Ms. D.'s advice tip number 37: Never forget Mother's Day. I wonder if those glazed over eyes even heard me. I was trying to help.
The last 2 calls to come into the office were to schedule showings of houses....multiple houses. Showing more than one home takes a good chunk of time-sometimes 2 to 3 hours. One call came Friday afternoon at 4:50 and the other this morning at 9:30. Both parties want to see property on Mother's Day. Not that Mother's Day is totally sacred but jeez Louise....I'm having a hard time knowing what to do. I asked my mother what she would like to do on her day. "Breakfast, lunch, out for a slice of pie in the afternoon, or afternoon visit and dinner." She hasn't told me yet what she'd like and she's at a convention today unreachable by phone.
My dilemma is strengthening. I can't schedule the property showings until I know what my mother has selected for her special day and I can't reach her to ask her. I can't wait until tomorrow to set appointments to show houses. I am screwed no matter what way I play this. If I schedule the appointments, I disappoint mom, if I put off the appointments until another time I disappoint and potentially lose the clients. It's a lose-lose and honestly aren't we all looking for win-win?
While we're on the topic of mothers....I think we're still on the topic of mothers, let me give "props" to mine. She has put up with a lot of shit, a lot of disappointment, a lot of failed dreams from me her number 1 child, yet she doesn't seem to give up. I know I'm not her ideal of what a daughter should be, yet somehow she hangs in there with me, forever trying to understand where the hell I'm coming from. Thanks Mom.
I do have my card and my gift and I'll be able to voice my appreciation and best wishes for Mother's Day, I'm just not sure I have a plan for the time. What 'cha gonna do?