My mother. She will tell you right out that she won't use what you gave her. That's after she says, "Hmm." and looks at you like - why the hell did you get this? I am always thinking about her having a negative response when I am thinking about what to get her. This year is different though. I have learned that it isn't my job to please her and I can't do it even if I want to. I have selected a nice gift she will use in the spring before her birthday. If she doesn't like it, oh well.
at 9:36 PM on Dec. 23, 2008