This day is a tough one for me, and you guys too. But as a friend told me yesterday, ‘now we are ‘the moms’, so I am trying my very hardest to make today about what we have, not what we have lost. We all know that is what she would have wanted. And we all know she is here.
So, here goes.
I could write all the cliché things about motherhood and you could both roll your eyes about what a sap I am and laugh at how I cry at Applebee’s commercials. But I think after all these years you fully understand the way I feel about being your mom. Instead, please indulge me with ‘the list’ you have heard ad nauseam your entire lives:
Don’t be an asshole.
Misery gives happiness context.
The fork goes on the left!
Keep your eye on your own ball.
NEVER blow your nose at the table.
Put the seat down.
But we ARE rich.
No means no. Maybe usually means I am playing it out till it fizzles. Yes is always well thought out.
Bathroom humor is not only acceptable, it is encouraged.
You NEVER know what will come out of my mouth but it has hardened you to deal with any situation.
There is nothing like a good cry and an even better laugh.
Be all you can be (and be careful).
Singing Kung Fu Fighting is, in fact, the best way to start a morning.
Whatever it is, call me first. I am the most likely candidate for getting you out of it whole. (with the help of AlNel if necessary)
I love you more…
and always will.
Thanks for growing up to be the amazing people you are, the ones I want to be with the most. Thanks for flipping the parenting roles when you see me driving myself off a cliff, for learning how to truly love with your whole hearts, and for tolerating this crazy woman with such grace.