While I very much appreciate how my family shows their appreciation on Mothers’ Day, I want to send a shout-out to the teachers. They are the ones coming up with the tearjerker projects my kids are so proud to present to me on “my” day. Along with their dad, my kids’ classroom and after-school instructors are cultivating a culture of recognition – so that our kids stop, if only for a second, and recognize that maybe their parents are making an OK life for them.
So I’m trying not to yell so much. It might confuse the issue.
Obviously I’m giving a shout-out to my mom, who I never properly appreciated until I became one myself. How did she do it all without curb cuts?
Mad props to my social media community. I don’t go out much anymore (mostly my choice) but I love to know everyone is still around, and checking in, and showing some love in the form of a like.
And a final salute, this one to my mother-in-law who is no longer with us. She raised a really nice boy who knows how to make this mom very happy. He gave me the afternoon and evening off before Mothers’ Day and he didn’t pass judgment that I used that time to d*ck around on my phone and purge the “checked homework” folder.
Happy Mothers’ Day to all you muthas!