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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

If you've been around the internet, you've no doubt already seen this.

If you've ever been a parent, you'll no doubt recognize the dynamic between the two siblings in this video.

If you've never been a parent, but you've been a sibling, you'll see yourself in one of the siblings.

If you've never been a sibling, call your mother immediately and thank her.

If you don't understand, you will after you watch this video.

Happy Mother's Day!

PS - Check out this Mother's Day Tribute: "Yes She Can" in today's NY Times. Six female artists were asked for portraits of their mothers. These artists were also asked to describe one thing that their mothers can do - that they themselves can't.

Not a bad exercise on this day to honor all mothers everywhere - even if you can't draw. Just think of one thing your mother can (or could) do that you, yourself, can not. Then, say a little prayer of thanksgiving for the unique woman who gave you birth.

1 comment:

Utah Savage said...

I had the nightmare mother from hell and no siblings to commiserate with or help me with her care when she had vascular dementia, so mother's day was always hard for me as my terrible mother demanded tribute be extravagantly paid. But today for the first time and three and a half years after her death I was able to thank her for the genetic gifts she gave me and for the strength and toughness too.

I love the video. Nothing like a good laugh on a difficult day.