Ok Mom… Last Mother’s Day I blamed you for a lot of things. That was fun.
This year I’m going to call you out even more and tell everyone about all the things you never did as a mom. Brace yourself.
You never allowed me to think that I couldn’t handle anything – and I do mean ANYTHING – that comes my way. Ever.
You never fed into my idiotic adolescent whining about how a performance, appearance or event didn’t go as perfectly as I had unrealistically imagined it in my head.
You never hesitated to use your famous words “Handle It” whenever they were remotely relevant.
You never tried to persuade me to become an attorney when I took that damn LSAT course so many years ago and hated it so much.
You never suggested that it was remotely okay to sit back, relax and not volunteer and/or contribute to anything greater than yourself.
You never conveyed that it was acceptable to serve chips out of a bag and/or desserts out of a box at any type of social gathering.
You never lied and told me that I looked like a million bucks when I actually looked like crap and needed to get my act together… and possibly add some highlights to my hair.
You never led me to believe that it’s ok to ‘let yourself go’ a little bit (physically & mentally) after having a baby… and then another baby right after that.
You never made me feel guilty, selfish or wrong for wanting to create my life and live it 3 whole hours away from you.
You never made me feel that I can’t call on you for anything at any time… even if it’s to talk about something really stupid or to whine about something that I can’t control (although “Handle It” often still sneaks it’s way in).
You never hesitated to call and tell me if there’s something on TV that I should be sure to watch (like Jennifer Lopez’s recent performance on American Idol).
MY MOM, MY FRIEND, MY MENTOR.
I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL OF IT… AND MORE.
Share with me! Is there something that your mom never did?