Let's pretend she gave us each $10. This was probably in the mid to late 70s, so that would be like ... $100 in today's money, right? Probably not that much, but it was a lot to us. So there we are in the mall with $10 each. What could we possibly get Mom for Christmas that she doesn't already have? I mean, she has everything already. Except lip gloss. So we head down to the little drug store and each buy some Kissing Potion for her. Different flavors, obviously. Probably cost about a dollar, not much more.
|Actual 1970s Kissing Potion bottles|
I'm not sure if we were just that naive or what ... but I'm not sure what made us think mom wouldn't figure out that the lip gloss didn't cost $10 ... and where the big bag of Hello Kitty stuff came from!
The reason I even remember this is because I'm pretty sure it has been a running joke at Christmas ever since. Now that we're grown, we have started putting lip gloss in mom's Christmas stocking every year.