I know that fresh-cut flowers are kind of a waste of money, and I know it’s more environmentally friendly to, you know, let them continue growing in the ground instead of sitting in a vase on my table, but I can’t help it: I love flowers. I love having fresh flowers in the house. There, I said it.
Apparently I enjoy being a girl.
Anyway, I’m willing to eschew flowers for most of the year, you know, for the aforementioned reasons. But for Mother’s Day, I’m willing to kill a few flowers. Ahem. So I keep an eye on the FTD Mother’s Day specials, and maybe point them out to my husband, or maybe mention to no one in particular that they’re doing the buy a dozen roses, get another dozen free promotion again, oh hey, look at that. So interesting.
And then I bat my eyelashes a little.
I’m very subtle.
And when those flowers wilt, they can go in the compost and become one with the earth, growing the foods you love for the people you love. It all works out in the end.
I learned in the first year of marriage that sublety does NOT work! Probably why we’re still married 15 years later.