In honor of this day, I give you Mildred Pierce, the queen of all self-sacrificing mothers, who gave her all for her sociopathic daughter, Veda. Because, as she told Veda's father, Burt, "Those kids will always come first." I think this is the scene where Veda slaps her and Mildred kicks her darling out of the house. But that doesn't last long...
How many martyred moms does it take to screw in a light bulb? None.
"It's okay, I can sit here in the dark."
Maybe this is the mom we should be toasting today:
"Get the %$!# away from my babies!"
Now that's a mother.
I suspect moms swing between these two extremes, and hope to end up somewhere in the firm but loving middle. I know I do.
To all the moms: I hope you have a great day.