Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My mother's birthday is in two days and no one in my family knows what to get her. My dad, sister and I keep asking for ideas and she hasn't a clue. Normally, we get her jewelery, candy, and things to help her MS, but we have plenty of candy around the house and she has plenty of jewelery. The only things I know that she wants is something we can't get; a dog.
Our landlord let us have a dog before, but only because of me. He felt that "every boy needs a dog" so he let us get one. My dog passed away some years ago, and that was the end of our allowed pets. Mom really could use a dog, and technically could get one medically, but first off, we rather not play that card on our landlord as he's been good to us over the years... and secondly, my dad apparently had an agreement with mom they wouldn't get a dog until we/they moved to another house. I don't understand the logic behind that really, but we just can't get a dog.
I started thinking of alternatives to a dog, such as maybe a rabbit or ferret or something, but unfortunately, those pets require a lot of room to roam, including inside the house, and our house is not safe for either. Plus mom doesn't really care about ferrets, and claims not to like rabbits, but I imagine she could warm up to one easily. Fish would be a simple solution, but they don't help as much as a creature you can handle. A cat is considered like a dog to our landlord, so they aren't allowed either, plus mom and dad don't care to have a cat.
All this leaves us back to we have no idea what to get her for her birthday. So far, we have taking her out to dinner with all of us present. Cake too, of course. But after that, no clue. I'll take some nice GENERAL suggestions from you all. I thought about maybe visiting grandpa's grave with her, but then thought that really should be a present, but more of something I should WANT to do. Cleaning the house some helps, but I can only get so far before mom or my sister's crap gets in the way that I cannot move. I'm done doing little love coupons as well. trying to avoid giftcards as well.
She does love puzzle games for her DS however. She has brain Age 1&2, suduko and maj jong for ds so far.