Have I created a monster?

  1. This thread is a follow-up thread to one I made last week where I mentioned I would give my 32cm Black Box Kelly rigide to my mother who is quite ill. (http://forum.purseblog.com/hermes/full-confession-30245.html)

    I gave it to her last Wednesday and she was both really touched, and touch-y. That is, she petted it for about a half hour after we unwrapped it! I told her that I had bought it used (true! from L-Z) and that it really wasn't that expensive. (ok, fib!)

    Anyway, she was pleased and wore it on Saturday to a bridal shower for a young family friend.

    The thing is, it is a bit awkward for her. She's 83, and needs ambulatory oxygen, so she carries a lightweight tank with her at all times. It is extremely lightweight, and is designed to be worn around the waist, but it's heavy enough to hurt her back, so she carries it in her hand. So in the other hand, she carried the bag. She was a bit wobbly, but ok.

    Today she took the Kelly to the chemotherapy clinic, and set it on an end table during the drip. Out of nowhere, she glanced at it, and then at me and asked, "Do they make this bag in a smaller size? It's a little large for me." And then said she'd like to buy one.

    I gasped, then laughed, and said "Of course they do!" So I guess I'm now on the hunt for a 28cm Kelly. I didn't have the heart to tell her how much they cost, so I might end up buying another one and letting her chip in a nominal amount.

    She's my mom, right?
     
  2. Awwwww! Your mom is so cute! and I think you have created a monster, LOL! She must look so fashionable carrying the Kelly around :biggrin: You are such a sweet daughter to get her a 28cm :flowers:
     
  3. Well, we'll see! I need to find an appropriate one first. It'd be nice if it was something other than black box, although that's what would probably suit her best.

    My fear is she'll get one, and then be dying for another. That's how it works, right?
     
  4. i love this post.
    this sounds exactly like something that would happen to me.
    for an 83 year old... please consider the 25.
     
  5. Oh wow - that's cute though! Good luck finding the 28. You'll have lots of help here I'm sure...
     
  6. Oh I just had to crack up, Coco! This is exactly what happened with my Mom only with LV!!!! She got her first one and then it was all downhill from there!!!!! Like eating potato chips!!!!! YIKES! What could I do???? I just rolled with it because after all....we only live once!

    You go girl....find one for Mom and take back the 32cm!!!!!
     
  7. That's so sweet. :flowers: I love how you described her petting it. You are such a great daughter!
     
  8. This is so sweet! I love the fact that your mom asked for a smaller one- she is too cute! And I agree, look into the 25cm as well- that might be easier for her to carry!! You are a gem of a daughter- she is so lucky to have you!
     
  9. coco-nut: I hope your mom gets the Kelly of her heart's desire!! You're a great daughter and an inspiration for me to be a better daughter...
     
  10. This is so sweet, all the best to you and your mom
     
  11. What a wonderful daughter you are. Your mom is blessed to have you for a daughter. And I am sure you are blessed to have her as a mother. I hope you find a 28 really soon. Do you want black, or another color? I will keep on the lookout for you.
     
  12. :lol: :upsidedown: Your mom is just ttttoooooo cuute. My kinda girl!!!:tender:

    But on a serious note, she's also lucky to have you as her daughter.
     
  13. ohmgd, this thread made me wonder....
    i'm not going to have to wait until i'm 83 and my daughter buys me a kelly, right?
    :nuts: :nuts:
     
  14. awww..your mom is so cute! and you are such a sweet heart! what a wonderful daughter!
    I hope you get the perfect 28cm! good luck! :smile:
     
  15. that is such a touching story! I hope you find another kelly for your mom!!!