Mother's Day is for all mothers, not just your own mother

Raymond Chen

This upcoming Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States, and I’m reminded of a little story from several years ago. One day, we asked a colleague how he and his new child were planning to celebrate Mother’s Day. “Yup, I’m all over that. I mailed a gift to my mother earlier this week, and I’ll call her on Sunday.” — Um, aren’t you forgetting somebody? “I’m not sure what you’re talking about.” — What about your wife Betty? A beat. “I should do something for Betty’s mother?”

Let this be a cautionary tale for new fathers.


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