As I mentioned before, I considered the book signing tickets and 630 page book my Mother's Day gift. (Bill had other ideas, but more on that later.)
While I was driving home Ellie and I had the following conversation:
E: "Is that book your Mother's Day present?"
Me: "Yes. I am very excited about it."
E: "I don't think it's a very good present. You should go to Jared's."
Me: "What? What's Jared's?"
E: "I don't know. But they have the best diamonds."
Me: "What makes you say that?"
E: "A commercial said it. And you don't have very much jewelry. People who wear jewelry look beautiful and you look . . . not so beautiful. You need to go to Jared's."
I didn't go to Jared's. I am okay with not being so beautiful. But I did get an additional mother's day gift: a Roomba - it's a robotic vacuum. I have wanted one for years. This one even cleans hard floors. I am very excited to give my mop a rest.
P.S. I am almost finished reading "The Host". A very good book. I can't wait to hear Stephenie Meyers talk about why she wrote it.