More Bad Ideas for Mom!

Publicists are in overdrive trying to pitch their products tied to this coming Sunday.

As noted before, we're not overly fond of Mother's Day.

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We think EVERY DAY should be Mother's Day, not simply one Sunday in May.

But, if you must celebrate, please do it with thought, a personal gesture, perhaps a hike in the park, some superior coffee and a pastry in bed.

Please, don't do this, as was sent to us:


Mother’s Day is on Sunday.


If you’ve got that “Oh No!” look on your face – don’t worry!  You can pick up one of these great gifts mom will love at your local Borders store:


  • Merriam-Webster® Dictionary PageMarkEdition with Book Light – If mom is a late night reader, she’ll love this gift.  This slender gadget is not only a book light and a bookmark, but also a dictionary that lets mom look up words while she’s reading.  Now mom can read comfortably with the lights off and dad can get his sleep!
  • Crossword Puzzle Dictionary – Busy moms don’t let anything stop them – so why let a pesky crossword puzzle clue get her stumped?  This handy handheld contains a comprehensive and relevant list of words, people and places, and geographical and biographical references.  Mom can find missing letters by using a “?” in place of the unknown letter.  (Enter “f?or?d?” and find “Florida.”)
  • Sudoku – Mom will love the convenience of this exciting brain-teasing math game – that will fit right in her purse!  This handheld device with touch-screen display includes millions of computer generated puzzles plus handcrafted puzzles by Nikoli.  Mom can even create her own puzzles to play with her kids and friends.
 To which we say, No! No! No!