Now, with Mother’s Day in Iceland around the corner, it‘s time to think about what to give those wonderful women who brought us into this world.
This year the day falls on Sunday the 10th of May. In Iceland we usually give our mothers some flowers, small presents or even chocolate (no one hates getting chocolate). Some people just don‘t celebrate it at all. Which is also ok, people are free to do what they want. Democracy and everything.
This year, unfortunately, we are facing some strikes which has resulted in a shortage of chicken and pork and has affected the society in various other sectors. But the real problem is that apparently the flower shops don‘t have any more flower nutrients to put in the bouquets! So how will we manage? Do we have to buy bouquet without nutrients, only to watch them wither away before our eyes? Pluck the flowers ourselves? Or just buy chocolate and wine?
Personally I think that a phone call to my mom is the best present, just to tell her how thankful for her patience and hard work (yes I‘m being cheesy but that‘s okay!).
So, good luck to everyone buying flowers, chicken or other things that we don‘t have enough of. And finally, go mothers!