Last Easter BF's dad made us do an Easter egg hunt but instead of eggs we hunted for those little airplane sized bottles of liquor!
I am SO hijacking this idea for my sister next Easter!
As for Parents and cute little things they do thay annoy us. My dad always used to send me princess cards for my birthday, I was the biggest tom Boy EVER. And it annoyed me to no end. Then he died suddenly when I was 20. I've had a hard time celebrating my birthday ever since. Parents do things for their kids because they love them, no matter how wacky or annoying they may seem, the parent always has the best intentions when doing it. Cherish the fact that your mother is still remembering your birthday, if your 47, your Mom isn't young anymore. My Mom is 55, my grandmother is in a nursing home and Mom's lucky if Nana even remembers her name, much less how they know one another.
And my family DF's family still does stockings. It's our favorite part of Christmas Eve. Usually filled with stuff we need, like batteries, chap stick, nail files, hair scrunchies.. but there's usually a nice treat in there somewhere, a bar of Lindt dark chocolate or a bag of reese's. It's just a fun way to remember being a kid and always sparks an old holiday story.