Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Wisdom of my Mother

For the past 5ish years, my mother has given away basic tool sets as wedding gifts. I always thought this was a weird wedding gift, and said so on many occasions. Two years ago, when I bought my own house, my mother gave me the same gift, a basic too set, as a house-warming present. I thought, "Really?" Anyway, it has been one of the best gifts I've ever received. I'm surprised how often I use it. It's come in handy to complete a number of tasks including: hanging shelves & pictures, fixing my vacuum cleaner (which needs repairs often), opening & closing paint lids, fixing my shower door, measuring for furniture, assembling my cheap Target and IKEA furniture (and not so cheap Pier 1 furniture), and many other uses. I should have know - Never question the wisdom of a mother.


Sansego said...

I agree. Parents might not always get us the gift we WANT, but they have an uncanny ability to know exactly what we'll NEED (and most likely not buy for ourselves).

Sam, Sam & Hollie said...

We've totally used the one your Mom gave us for our wedding. Too funny!

Tammy said...

Your mom is so smart! I love her tons!