This conversation took place between my son and grandson on the Saturday before Mothers' Day. Nothing like a rational approach to gift giving.
Son: Did you buy your mother a Mothers Day gift?
Son: Why not?
Grandson: I don't have any money.
Son: Didn't your mother give you $20?
Son: What are you planning to buy with that money?
Grandson: An XBox card.
Son: Why not buy your mother a Mother's Day present with that money?
Grandson: That doesn't make any sense. That would be like just giving her back the money!
Son: I'll take you out to buy a Mothers' Day card to give to your mother.
Grandson: I made one at school.
Son: You made on at school. That's nice.
Grandson: Yeh, it was either make a Mothers' Day card or do math!
You can't argue with that.
At least that's the way I see it from Between Keyboard and Chair.