So as of today we are all fully vaccinated and so are my parents and that means that my parents are on the way to my house right now so I can see them in person for the first time since 2019. And I am both INCREDIBLY HAPPY and also entirely overwhelmed because I haven’t really been around real people for more than a few hours in over a year and I think I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be around anyone other than Victor and Hailey. But there’s no one I’d rather be with than my parents and I’m sure it will all be fine and having them here will be the best Mother’s Day present ever.
The second best Mother’s Day present though (and yes, this part is an ad but I only do ads once or twice a year and only for places I honestly love so you should keep reading) is a subscription to StoryWorth. Do you know about StoryWorth? Because it’s amazing and I’ve bought it for so many of my family members. Also, if you’ve waited until the last minute to get a Mother’s Day present this in perfect because you can buy it the day of and it gets there in time.
Here’s how it works: Once a week StoryWorth emails your loved one a question you’ve probably never thought to ask them (you can help pick the questions from a lot of great suggestions), and then they just reply to the email with their answer, and at the end of the year all of their stories are bound together in a lovely keepsake book. You also get to see each email as they respond, which is sort of wonderful because it gives you fantastic things to talk about with them on the phone other than just what you’ve watched on tv.
I bought a subscription for my mom and my dad and they both really loved it, but honestly I’m not sure that they loved it as much as my sister and I did because the family stories they shared were so wonderful that we each bought copies of the books ourselves.
For real, I can not recommend this enough I wish I could go back in time to give this to my grandparents because I would have loved to read their stories.
Just click here for details or to get started. There’s also a FAQ at the bottom of the page that answers all your questions.
And now, to clean the shit out of my house.