Yo mama

Got a Hallmark Holiday on the horizon. It’s that day of the year when we’re reminded to love and respect the moms. The rest of the year I guess we can tell them to go to hell. This Sunday kids from coast to coast will be messing up kitchens to fix mama her breakfast in bed. It’s spring-time and dads everywhere are looking for gifts and greeting cards to affirm that they love their mamas, their children’s mama(s), my mama, and—yes—even yo’ mama.

I’m right down there among ‘em. Two dogs and a cat will proxy for kids again this year, paw print signatures on funny greeting cards. I’ll conjure up something appropriately sappy and sentimental. Cards. Flowers. Who knows? Maybe we’ll ditch the proxy kids and go out for brunch. In any event…

That’s alright mama…

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7 Comments

  1. Ole Phat Stu
    Posted May 8, 2009 at 12:45 | Permalink

    Deadhead! :-)

  2. Posted May 8, 2009 at 1:36 | Permalink

    Guilty!

  3. tamarika
    Posted May 8, 2009 at 2:49 | Permalink

    Happy Day ahead! I bought myself roses because the “kid” always forgets … am honoring me. Will honor my mama later in the month on her turf/different culture.

  4. Dean Landsman
    Posted May 8, 2009 at 8:14 | Permalink

    Woof. Arf. Meow. (purring noise)

    I spoke with my mother today. She’d like to cancel the Hallmark day. I’m with her on that.

    Looked at a picture of my old dog today. That critter is gone over 20 years. Sometimes the old dog appears in my dreams. Then later, sitting at my desk, I thought cat who died a few years ago. I swear I still see her -or at least get a sense 0f her- around the place sometimes.

    Let’s hope the greeting card companies don’t come up with a Pet Owner’s Day.

    Pets are, of course, members of the family.

  5. Posted May 9, 2009 at 9:42 | Permalink

    What a great idea! Pet Owners Day! Even better I think would be Pets Day! (Pets, after all, don’t have the ready cash to lavish on their owners.) Greeting cards are just the tip of the iceberg. Special toys, special treats, even outings to a dogfood brunch could fill out the celebration of Pets Day.

  6. Ole Phat Stu
    Posted May 10, 2009 at 10:41 | Permalink

    Read this, Frank :-)

    http://www.slate.com/id/2217149/

  7. Posted May 10, 2009 at 1:27 | Permalink

    Dood. What about “Uncle John’s Band?” Not sure I can give any credibility to an article that doesn’t reference Uncle John’s Band.