Take this Mother’s Day quiz
Wait, what day is it again? Did someone say “Mother’s Day?” Uh oh. I hope you planned ahead. In the digital age, your mom will be bombarded with pictures her friends post on Facebook showcasing all the lovely gifts they got from their children. Will your present stack up? Better take this handy quiz to double check.
You texted Mom something like: “Wazzup? How’s it going?” (___) 1 point
You spoke to Mom this morning and told her “Happy Mother’s Day!” (___) 5 points
You bought — or made — a card guaranteed to make Mom happy. (___) 10 points
You didn’t just sign a card, you wrote a short paragraph in it. (___) 20 points
What? People buy their mother flowers? This never occurred to you before. (___) 1 point
You didn’t buy Mom any flowers because she doesn’t like them. (___) 5 points
You bought Mom a beautiful bouquet or potted plant from the grocery store. (___) 10 points
You had flowers delivered to her. (___) 20 points
Food and beverages
Mom’s cooking you dinner tonight. (___) -10 points
You and your brother or sister fought over bringing Mom breakfast in bed. (___) 1 point
You gave Mom a special treat like chocolates, coffee or fruit. (___) 5 points
You planned ahead and made reservations to take Mom out to a restaurant. (___) 10 points
Clothing, jewelry and tchotchkes
You bought Mom a clothing item that she would actually wear in public. (___) 20 points
You made something for Mom with your own two hands. (___) 20 points
You bought Mom jewelry or some other special thing she enjoys. (___) 20 points
You picked out soap, lotion, bubble bath or perfume that smells great. (___) 20 points
You’re surprising Mom with a framed photo of her children, grandchildren or fur-baby. (___) 10 points
You’re doing chores around Mom’s house, just to be nice. (___) 10 points
You don’t live near Mom, but you made an extra special effort to connect with her today, either in person, or on the phone. (___) 10 points
Sharpen your pencil and get ready to grade yourself. How does your present stack up?
0-5 points: There is still time to go to the store.
6-10 points: Good job. Mom appreciates your effort.
11-50 points: Excellent. Mom has something to brag about on Facebook today.
51+ points: Well aren’t you the overachiever? What are you trying to do, make the rest of us look bad?