Sons are from Mars, Daughters are from Venus: A Mother’s Day Story


Today I received the most beautiful early Mother’s Day card from Jana. The second year of college has brought with it an ease in remembering the little things that make a big difference. She has made sure birthday gifts and cards arrive in time without being reminded. She handles her own ‘stuff’ with ease and little complaint. And this mother’s day the gift of her sending cards to not only me, but both her grandmothers, is the best one I could receive.

I texted her to thank her and tell her that she made me cry. She said she knew she would and then told me she had a funny story. Here it is:

Her friend went to buy a Mother’s day card and a girl who was in the store told her all the good ones were gone. The two of them decided to work as a team, going through every card in the store to try and find one that did not suck. While they were diligently reading every last card on the rack, a boy walked in, picked up the first card he saw, didn’t read it and walked out.

And that is the difference between boys and girls.

Hey, you have to give him credit for actually buying the card.

On this Mother’s Day I would like to wish all the moms in my life a wonderful day filled with family, love, and nothing that you do not want to do. 

To my mom and my mother in law, I wish you the happiest day of all. I hope you both know how grateful we are to have reached this age and still have all four of our childrens’ grandparents. We are truly blessed.

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6 responses to “Sons are from Mars, Daughters are from Venus: A Mother’s Day Story

  1. Great story! Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Dr Jimmy

    I prefer Martians… I have three of them….Happy Mother’s Day Amy!

  3. Ivy Mindlin

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, your Mom and Ruthie. I wish you all of wonderful, beautiful day.

  4. And the same goes to you Amy! I actually was crying when I wrote that- we’re done having children and who’d ever think you’d miss changing diapers?!

    I’m looking forward to the day when my little girl grows into the sensitive and appreciative young woman you have. (just not sure about the years in between!)

    You have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  5. cindy schechter

    great story-great kid!
    hope you had a wonderful day-miss you!

  6. I smiled reading your post. My daughter is living overseas this year. On mother’s day, she sent me an email while I slept, sent me an e card and then called. And all without me telling her 🙂

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