Growing-up I always equated my relationship with my mother to that of Rory and Lorelai Gilmore. The line between parent and child relationship and best friendship was always rather blurry. Over the years our relationship has been tested, as was that of the Gilmores. We have experienced many confessions at public dinners to avoid a scene, many tear-filled arguments but even more reconciliations.
In this social-media age it’s common to celebrate birthdays and holidays with this generic, “Happy Birthday to the best friend I could ask for,” or, “Happy Mother’s Day to the Best Mom Ever.” But what do these things actually mean when listed on top of the same words from everyone else? It makes them feel insignificant.
I’m approaching the age where sitcom characters start saying things like “Oh my God, I’m becoming my mother,” with a mildly disgusted and fearful tone. But is that really such a bad thing? Sure, I get my outspoken nature, sarcasm and potty mouth from my mother. With these things I get my honesty and passion. And it’s a combination of all of these qualities that makes me Mary Kate.
This Mother’s Day, the ladies here at “Obvi, We’re the Ladies” are going to share a specific lesson that we have learned from our mothers and we encourage you to do the same. We’ll share a few before the big day for inspiration. Let’s let our mamas know an important and specific reason why we love and appreciate them.
Share the lesson YOU learned from your mom on Sunday and be sure to tag the “Obvi, We’re the Ladies” Facebook page in the post or in a comment. We’ll compile them all and share the collective next week!