E....and yes the Mrs has enjoyed the many flowers she received for Mother's Day! She's particularly focused on removing all of them from the vases/containers and walking around the house with them to show them off or (as you can imagine) relocate them to a new, unique spot. The mailbox has become a renewed spot of interest for our Mom...this generally leads to issues though since all of their mail comes to our house. Once our Dad spots a piece of mail with his name on it he's like a dog with a bone!
So yesterday our Mom's hiding spot for roses spiraled into our Dad opening all sorts of mail! ...his..ours..he was determined to get to the bottom of his financial records via the mailbox! The solution....a locked mailbox. Yes...I bought one months ago and it is still in the box but now it REALLY needs to replace the traditional mailbox to prevent MAIL MADNESS!!
Meanwhile the roses rested comfortably in the mailbox for a few hours (most likely) until identified and rescued by one of the boys. No questions asked...it was clear to all that Grandma was responsible. And we did finalize Dad's financial questions by writing down many numbers on a legal pad which he then hid in his bathroom drawer with the other "numbers" that are important to him.
It's all good in the hood...