Mother's Day is just around the corner, so we're here to give you fair warning of what will happen if you forget to buy your mom some flowers and a nice card. There will be punishments, and you will not like them. Here's just a few to drive the point home:
Cooking Dinner for the Family
A job usually firmly rooted in mum's land, cooking dinner for the entire family is a momentous task. Figuring out how long to roast the bird for, what roast potatoes are meant to look like when they're done, and how you're supposed to have everything ready at exactly the same time is no mean feat. But mum manages it week in, week out – and if you don't treat her right on Mother's Day, she may just pass the task on to you. Or you could do it anyway, like a good child.
Washing the Dishes
Not only do you have to cook the roast dinner, but now you've got to wash all those pots, pans and plates too. And you've seen how much work goes into a roast dinner, right? And guess what – dishwasher's broken, so you've got to scrub everything by hand and use up your entire year's supply of elbow grease.
No Pocket Money
Okay, so maybe you're a little old for pocket money. But let's not forget about the money your mom lends you and neglects to demand back. And those groceries she brings round aren't free, you know. How would you feel if those perks suddenly disappeared? And you'd better not think your mum's going to pick up the tab every time you go out for coffee any more either.
Running Errands All Day
So, forgot Mother's Day, did ya? Well, you'd better make up for it some how. How about running all your mum's errands for her for a week? And, well – that's a lot of chores. Because mums are the busiest people in town. There's the weekly shopping, the dry cleaning, the dog grooming, the car washing... and countless other tasks. Because errands don't run themselves.
A Stint in the Stocks
A few hours chained up in the stocks should help put you back in your place and bring home the importance of looking after your mum. All those kids that remembered to get their mum a card and some flowers on Mother's Day will be sent out with rotten tomatoes to launch at you too. Honestly, this will happen if you forget to get something for your mum on Mother's Day. For real.
So you'd better not dare forget your darling mother on her own special day of the year. A card is compulsory, preferably with a gooey, heartfelt message inside. Mother's Day flowers are essential, especially if you can figure out her favourites and have them delivered. And chocolates are an extra bonus that'll score you plenty of brownie points.