30 Apr THIS MOTHER’S DAY, TELL MOM SHE WAS RIGHT.
Remember back in the day, when you knew absolutely everything? Now that you’ve added some years of life experience to your arsenal, remembering those confident pronouncements you made long ago about life, love, and the future can make you either laugh or cringe.
We have to hand it to Mom, the person who was privy to all of your youthful wisdom and advice — and yet managed not to suffer permanent visual damage from all the eye-rolling. Wasn’t she lucky she had you to give her all that helpful feedback on her mothering skills! (You don’t have to be a parent to know by now what Mom meant when she said, “I can’t wait until you have kids of your own!”)
Have you ever heard yourself talking, and think I’m starting to sound just like my mother? As time goes on, you understand that this is not bad — it just means you’re getting wiser. Because by now you realize that not only were you spectacularly wrong back then about pretty much everything, but that your mother was right. About everything from “One day you’ll be best friends … ” to “If you pluck those eyebrows any more, you’ll be sorry!” to “He’s not good enough for you,” Mom was always right.
So what do you give to the woman who put up with all of your adolescent insight and perception, and let you live to recognize the error of your ways? You put that gray hair on her head … erase it with a cut and color. You gave her those frown lines … smooth them away with a Perfecting Plant Peel facial. And though a 90-minute relaxation massage can’t erase all those years of worrying about you, it definitely doesn’t hurt. You can’t go back in time and change your behavior then, but you can treat her wonderfully now.
So do it. Give her a gift card for beautiful services she’ll love on Mother’s Day … as you say those three little words that every mother longs to hear from her child: “You were right.”