When my sisters and I asked our mother (43) what she wants for Mother's Day she said: A laptop. What?! None of us have a lot of money, I mean we get by of course and aren't "poor" but we aren't rich either. We all 3 feel like that's more of a Christmas/Birthday gift. Our mom said if she doesn't get one Sunday, she won't talk to us Monday. Really?! Come on. Mother's Day is a card and dinner holiday! Mind you, she doesn't even have internet at her house. And her last one got smashed by her crazy ex (on again, off again)boyfriend. We don't want to invest in something that'll be soon destroyed. And that she can't even use. Are we in the wrong, or is our mother?
EDIT: FOR THOSE OF YOU SAYING "WELL WHY DID YOU ASK WHAT SHE WANTS?" We always get her an outfit, a card, and flowers. Then split the cost of dinner where ever she wants to eat. That's what we were asking when we said "What do you want" She knows the treadition and knew what we meant. It's always been like this, and until this year, it's been fine. Now, for those of you saying to just get it: SHE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE INTERNET. AND WE WILL NOT LET HER GIVE US AN ULTIMATUM. And remember, the one we got her for Christmas was DESTROIED by her piece of crap boyfriend.
ALSO: The 3 of us went in on a $100 Visa gift card, to help with the cost of her laptop without breaking our banks. My sister just called to say our mom said "Screw your gift card, take it and buy my outfit. I don't want it" Really? And yes, she has ALWAYS been this dramatic when she wants something she thinks she deserves...
AND WE'RE ALL HAVING DINNER AT OLIVE GARDEN IN AN HOUR -_-