This is the third Mothers Day since the launch of this site in 2007 and something fairly important was recently brought to my attention. I was talking with my mother about the book and although I knew she was proud, she said something that took me aback.
“If you don’t mind, could you use a different tagline?”
For three years my mother had been taking, “What you wish your mama taught you” personally.
Guess who felt like a world class jerk.
And now, I’m apologizing to all the mothers out there who may have felt the same.
What you wish your mama taught you isn’t about any mother in particular, it’s just a nostalgic reference to the knowledge and wisdom we -generationaly speaking- didn’t pay attention to growing up. It doesn’t matter whether you stayed home or worked full time, we know you did the best you could and for that we thank you.
Our kids, the ones we have or plan to, won’t be listening either*.
Thank your mom and tell her Happy Mothers Day.
*Hurray for job security?