The Mother of All Days

Mom.  Mother. Mamma.

Any smart Dad knows that “Mom” is the most important word in the English language.  From the moment your new baby arrives, you help them to carefully shape their mouths to form the word “mom” if not for any other reason than to make sure the kid is calling for his mother at 2am.

I’m assuming this secret practice among the fatherhood is the reason you always see signs on TV at football games, saying “Hi, mom!”  You never see “Hi Dad” unless it’s followed closely by the words, “Send money!”

Mothers deserve to have a day each year set aside to honor them.  I know, you’re thinking to yourself, “But there’s a Father’s Day, too!”  True, but they’ll outlive us and when the final score is posted, they’ll be enjoying much more honoring than I’ll ever see.

Not many people know about the origins of Mother’s Day.  It was created to set the standard for how much to spend on Father’s Day.  Just keep all your receipts, add up everything you spent on mom and simply divide by two.

The word “mother” has been misused over the years.  For example, Saddam Hussein referred to the first Gulf War as the “Mother of All Wars!”  Come on–moms don’t like wars.  They’re too messy and you could get hurt.

Then, there’s Mother Teresa.  I know for a fact that she didn’t have kids.

Without moms, none of us would be here.  They carried us around for 9 months, then suffered through childbirth all so we could make them more sleep deprived than ever before.  We’re the ones they worry about, until their final breath, while we all try to make them proud.

If your mom is still with us, honor her this Sunday. If she has passed, do something mom would have wanted you to do.

Most importantly, mom–thanks for all you have done for us!

Tim Hunter

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