As we all know, Mother's Day is this Sunday.
Paul's mother used to work as a waitress in her younger days. She would strictly admonish against her being feted at a restaurant that day, having seen too many instances of otherwise estranged sons attempting to ingratiate themselves to the women who gave them birth, on that solitary day of the year, in such a manner.
Fortunately, "Sal" doesn't care. And her three girls won't be in the States to do the honors, so the task will fall to yours truly. She even gets to pick the restaurant.
And in case you don't realize just what Mothers everywhere are truly worth to us, look no farther than this little clip from Reuters:
If the typical stay-at-home mother in the United States were paid for her work as a housekeeper, cook and psychologist among other roles, she would earn $138,095 a year, according to research... This reflected a 3 percent raise from last year's $134,121, according to Salary.com Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts-based compensation experts.
I called my Mom back in Ohio about this when I first read it, and it made her day. Be sure and make your mother's day this Sunday, or face the distinction of being an ungrateful little @#$%!!!