Just a quick note about some things I’m thinking on Mother’s Day:
- How freaking annoying is it that those of us who don’t have kids keep getting told “Happy Mother’s Day”!? Seriously. I doubt the guys who say that to me in the stores and in office buildings really are referring to me as the mom of Scooter and Gracie. I want to tally how many of us this happens to. And why do I keep saying thank you and shyly smiling. EW!
- And to change emotions – I’m thinking about all of the mothers I know who have lost children. I won’t name them, but I know quite a few more than I ever anticipated. This must be a really hard day for you all. The world isn’t supposed to work like that. I love you!
- And to Laura. For your mothering of Bryce and Ava without Jonathan. What can I say? I love you. I’m here for you.
- And finally, the Institute for Humane Education tweeted this today: Happy Mother’s Day to all moms of all species of the world. May you know peace & justice & be free from cruelty, oppression & exploitation.