Mother’s Day Surprise

Usually I make a big point to post on Sunday night so your manic work Mondays are filled with culinary escapism. Yesterday, though, I had a big excuse: I flew home to Florida to surprise my mom (and grandma) for mother’s day!

See, a week earlier my dad suggested that I come home and surprise mom. I told him I wasn’t sure if I could: I had final plays due, among other things, and that it wasn’t worth it because they (mom, dad, and brother Michael) would be coming to New York on Wednesday. Last we spoke, dad thought I’d given up on the idea.

Secretly, though, I booked a flight for Sunday at 1 pm, arriving at 4 pm. I called Michael and told him to pick me up—to lie to mom and say that he was buying her a present. I spoke to mom and grandma Sunday morning, wished them both happy mother’s days, and told them I was going to a big poker game Sunday night. Mom said: “I wish you could be here, but ok!”

So at 4 I arrived in Ft. Lauderdale, bought flowers in the airport, Michael drove us home to Boca Raton and… Well, luckily, Michael captured the whole thing on video. We just put this together for you. It is not food related, but it should keep you busy until the next food post. Enjoy! Happy Mother’s Day, mothers!

Watch “Mother’s Day Surprise” on Quicktime.

15 comments

  1. Dude, you make the rest of us who live far away from our mothers look bad.

    Ah, but that hardcore NY accent (“Oh my GAWWWD!”). Brings back memories of Grandma’s house and rye bread. Good rye bread, not puffy midwestern excuses for rye bread.

    Your mom is cool.

  2. if ownly awl sons weh this good tuh theyah muthahs, this woruld would be uh bettah place.

    Bravo, Adam!

  3. Yes, you are definitely the best son ever! Very sweet. By the way, your mom looks way too young to be your mom!

  4. Oh my gawwwwwd! Does anyone else think Adam’s Mom sounds like Mike Meyer’s SNL character Linda Richmond? (This is said with fondness of course!)

    Ahh, Cawfee Tawk with Linda Richmond. Talk amongst yourselves!

  5. Adam, you really are the best son ever. Now, if only I had the resources to get plane tickets and no finals the day afterwards, I could strive to be the best daughter ever!

    Your mother and grandmother are the cutest ladies ever! I agree, they both hardly look old enough to be your mother and grandmother.

  6. Pretty cool. But take it easy on Grandma, man. First she has to walk down a hallway with her eyes closed and then you give her a shock.

  7. I’ve known you all this time and you’ve never told me your mom is Fran Drescher? OH ADAM! :)

    What has she been up to since THE NANNY was cancelled?

  8. OMG, Adam…way to cool and terrific…your mother and grandma both look fantastic. :-)

    Cheers,

    Leveriza

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