So, as you guys already know yesterday was my sister’s birthday, but what you don’t yet know is that today is my mom’s birthday!! Hooray!
(Actually, if you read the title you already knew that too. Which you did, because my readers are the smartest on the internets)
And yes, that means another ode is below! (I wasn’t kidding yesterday about how it’s a tradition to mark milestones with a few rhyming verses. Up until now though those odes have been emailed or recited aloud rather than posted on a blog, but change is good.)
So anyways, as I was saying, today is my mom’s birthday. As you’ve probably already noticed (due to you being among the smartest on the interwebs, which we just established) today is very close to Mother’s Day.
Therefore, in my family, Mothers Day is not just a mere 24 hours of tribute, it is an event. It is a holiday that rivals Christmas. It starts on May 9 and lasts until Mothers Day. Some years that’s a weekend, while other years it’s nearly a week. It even has it’s own name: Mothers/Birth Day (I guess we could have gotten a little more creative, but there you have it)
So today I would like not only to pay tribute to my mom, but to YOU if you are a mom and to your mom as well.
And here we go with round 2 of odes! This one is for you, Mom:
Birthday/Mothers’ Day Ode
To my freakishly young looking mother,
Never would I want the genes of any other.
But I’m still not sure how the entire month of May,
Has somehow managed to become “your day.”
Even though we sometimes fight,
I always know deep down, you’re right.
You’re so good at car dancing while driving down highways,
And so thin I can’t see you when you turn sideways.
Thank you for always keeping me in line,
And thanks for always being a really fun time.
Thank you for loving me no matter what,
And thanks for telling me when you can see my butt.
Thanks for letting me know when my skirts are too short,
And thanks for telling me which friends are the shady sort.
Thank you for always bringing a smile to my face,
And thanks for handling everything with wit and grace.
It’s true you cheat when we play Gin Rummy,
But you pick me up when I feel crumby.
We always have the best time together,
Thank you for being the best mother ever
Happy Birthday Mom!! Love you!
What do you guys have planned for Mothers Day?
Do you still make gifts for your mom or do you buy them?
If you are a mom, what is your ideal way to spend Mother’s Day? What’s your favorite gift you’ve received?