Saturday, September 13, 2008

You Told Me So

A letter to my mom:

Dear Mom,

You can officially say "I told you so."

You warned me.

"Lisa, I know you love pussy willow trees, but they're really hard to manage."

I bought one.

"Lisa, I know you really want to plant your tree [that I warned you not to buy] there, but it will take over your sidewalk."

It did.

"Lisa, these trees require a lot of pruning and maintenance."

They do.

And you told me so.


Your humble daughter -- Lisa --

P.S. When the tree blooms for a few weeks in October, the hard work of the prior 11 months is forgotten ... and I smile whenever I come home to see my blooming tree.

1 comment:

Eve said...

I think Cooper like it too! At least the shade it's providing.