12 Ways to Say “Thanks” to Mom This Mother’s Day

If you’ve looked through all the racks at Target and still haven’t found the perfect Mother’s Day card, try one of these suggestions from The Waiting and friends.

The Waiting

So, the other day I was trying to explain to C the significance of Mother’s Day since this is the first year she’s actually kind of aware of this, the High Holy Day of maternal sacrifice. I told her that it’s a day when we think about how much we love our moms and thank them for all they do.

She looked at me blankly as she is wont to do when I explain highfalutin concepts of love and fidelity.

I reworked my explanation: “It’s like Christmas for mommies. I’ll go to Starbucks all afternoon by myself.”

That registered for her.

Sure, there is a lot of flowery language that we can assign to our love for our mothers. There are expensive brunches that could be eaten whilst wearing big hats, too. But is that what we really want?

Maybe not. Maybe our primal desire is to simply go to…

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