As I said, I woke up already at a disadvantage. The cliches had already been used up, I had already sent flowers last year, and I already plan on seeing my mother later tonight, as well as sometime next week for "Mother's Day" observed, so I stopped to ask myself "is it enough?" What else can be done that hasn't already been claimed by the cultural cliches? I think at this point, I only have two options. The first is to write this blog post delineating my thought process. My mother has taken to reading it over the past year so at least she'll see the genesis of Mother's Day planning. The second option is the element of surprise. Since Mother's Day has already been ruined by people trying to look the part, I'll need to save this notion of doing something nice for my mother and surprise her later. Maybe next week, maybe in the middle of the summer, but some other time when my hand isn't forced by my meager Facebook followers. I think that will solve the problem.
As for the rest of you, good luck. Perhaps you've already posted about Mom and beaten me to the punch. In that case, touche. If not, I hope you spend more than money on flowers, and are actually able to spend some time with your mothers not only today but throughout the year. It's certainly something I'll need to do more often if I hope to do more than break even.