Mothers ALWAYS know best. I am serious, it's just plain logical and intelligent thinking to admit that. They birthed you. They HAVE to love you. They just do. They want your happiness! (Because as your parent, your unhappiness is both terrifyingly sad to them... and kind of a burden too, right?!?) I mean, even a mother doesn't want to hear about you making the same ridiculous decisions ad nauseam.
Trust me, it's better for everyone involved to just heed to the counsel of your mother. Of this one thing, I am sure!
Fortunately/Unfortunately for me, my mother trusts my judgment and decisions so fully that she often just tells me that I'll know what to do, and I'll do what's best for me, and that she believes in me... yada yada yada.
And, the truth is that I appreciate that confidence and advice more than I could ever express in words.
But, I was really quite grateful that Jan (my mom) also gave me some legitimate and concrete advice the other day.
"Als, I am so proud of you. You are so incredibly emotionally mature. I think you should go buy yourself a present."
Since she's my mom, she has to say the first sentence. And, the second sentence is the 'feel good about yourself' sentence. But, the last one! That's the one that makes my mom MY mom! And, I LOVE my mom. She is truly one of my best friends.
Mother dearest, I will have you know that last night I stimulated South Coast Plaza in a way that only you would be proud of... and maybe Obama... maybe.