Choose Your Own Adventure: A Love Letter To Your Mom

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and I’ve got your back! As a new mom (8 months in, that still counts as new right?) I definitely appreciate my mom even more than I already did, and I think you should too. This Mother’s Day, tell your mom what she means to you and if you’re not much of a writer, no problem! May I present to you: a choose your own adventure style love letter to your mom, for your stealing pleasure.

Dear [Mom / Mum / Mommy / Other],

I wanted to take some time to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. I may not say it enough but I appreciate everything you do for me including when you [send me every single article about foods in Canada that have been linked to e-coli / tag me in one million things on Facebook / still ask me to text you when I get home safe from a trip / Other].

Some people say that being a mom is the toughest job on the planet, and I couldn’t agree more. I’m sorry that I [ravaged your vagina / left you with a scar from having a c-section / caused you sleepless nights as you waited to hear news of my arrival / Other]. I know feeding me was no picnic either, my apologies to [your poor, poor nipples / your leathery hands from washing and sanitizing all those bottles / your poor nipples AND leathery hands / Other]. Thanks for persevering, you are one tough mother!

There is no handbook for being a mom and I know that my arrival didn’t come without some ups and downs. I’m sure everyone had a lot of opinions on things like whether you should [let me sleep in your bed / leave me to cry it out / nurse me to sleep / Other]. Thank you for doing your best and following your intuition, I think I turned out just fine (if I do say so myself).

I may not remember them now but know that I appreciate all of the sleepless nights you spent rocking me, worrying about me, and hoping you were a good mom. You were! I’ll even give you a pass for that time you [let my sister drive a remote control car on my head and it had to be cut out / made me have a mushroom cut for the majority of my childhood / forced me to match my sibling in most of our family photos / Other].

Thanks for having me, nurturing me, and picking me up whenever I fell down (literally and figuratively).

Happy Mother’s Day Mom, I love you!

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