I pity Hallmark.Posted: May 6, 2011
When you put down one mother, you’re putting down mothers all over the world. Mr. T.
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Has Mom ever asked for anything more than for you to be good? I’ll be fifty this year, that’s still what mine asks for. Perhaps one year I ought to try it, but maybe not this year.
Is just being good enough? I don’t think so. I’m guessing you don’t either.
Every year brings a never-ending battle to find the right gift, the right sentiment on Mothers Day. Let’s face it, there’s no way to give or say enough to the woman who can’t give enough, is there?
Now that I’m older and a parent, I watch the Mom thing from a different side. I’m still amazed. How? How do they keep up? How do they remember all this stuff? How can they diagnose an illness from across the room? Why don’t they need sleep? Why don’t they want anything more than for us to “be good”?
Are there truly answers to any of these questions and, most critically to those of us who must find the adequate token of our love and appreciation for Mom before Sunday, what are we going to give her?
I am at peace, because I found something that speaks to the feelings I have for my Mom as well as for Moms everywhere. I am through with Mothers Day shopping for the rest of my life.
There you have it, from one of the true greats. I will not be performing this, especially for my mother. I do not wear shorts like that around her, or anyone else. I will be making sure she gets the song though, every year. Every year. This is it for you this year, Mom, hope you enjoyed it. If not, maybe you will next year.
Time to treat her right. Don’t forget.
Happy day to all Moms.