My son is a full-time college student, there-by making him pretty broke, so I never want my kids to get me anything for the holidays. I have always appreciated gifts from the heart, as this is what I have alway given to my family. For example, my mom was orphaned by age 11, so anytime a special occasion comes up, I restore another old damaged photo of her family from before the 1940's (I do this for my father also). I just think it means more, and it really doesn't cost me anything. So my usual request for Mother's day or Birthdays is usually, Clean the house for me on those days (not much to ask for given there are 365 days in a year). Well, my son Edgar Jr. is a talented musician as well, and has been known to write, perform and record his songs in a day. Here is his latest song dedicated to me for Mother's Day about S'Mores, which I thought was perfect for this forum of Food Loving Ladies, so Enjoy. P.S. ladies, he is for hire as long as I give him gas money to travel, hahaha. http://www.youtube.com/user/nyoricn#p/a/u/0/r63bKY5vVZI Here is his band and music pages: http://www.myspace.com/edgargonzalezjrhttp://www.reverbnation.com/boxes
I know Donna, Idol is coming to Orlando in July, so let's see. That's funny about your daughter, don't you know how to shame her into doing things for you yet? I'll make a how-to video about that, hahaha. My younger son is also pursuing a degree in Music Education, he plays drums, real good and loud.
Edgar Jr, is 22, and Michael is 19. My tip for Idol auditions, is to go the 2nd day where there is no waiting at all. The first day kids line up and sleep outside the night before, and it is hot as you know what here in July, so I would avoid 1st day.
Wendy, I hope your dreams come true, and that your son becomes a Super Star and buys you that mansion. Donna, I think you should tell your daughter that you've thought of a wonderful Mother's Day gift that will cost nothing but a little time, and would bring you immense joy. If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it is that you have to tell people what you are thinking, or they will never figure it out. I love my husband dearly, but I can't allow him to select a gift for me. If you could see some of the things he has purchased for me over the years, you would wonder "What was he thinking?!! When I see something I like, I buy it, bring it home, and tell my husband "That's what I want for Christmas". By the time Christmas comes around, I've usually forgotten what I bought, so it is a surprize. The really good part is that I am never disappointed!! It would be really cool if Donna comes down to Florida, and both of your kids audition for American Idol. If that happens, we can have a Philly Party, and see who else in the area would want to join us. What do you think Nana?