3 words and the world’s worst omelette
3 words and the world’s worst omelette
Scott Dunlop
There are three words all moms deserve to hear. Many will get the chance to hear those words dozens of times. Some may never hear them spoken at all. This Mother’s Day, I hope that you get to hear those words in your house. If you’re a mom, then you have absolute freedom to speak them to yourself.


Happy is a terrible breakfast. Yes, that’s what I said! A bad breakfast of cold burnt toast, runny eggs and smooshed tomato served on a tray. A tray with a battered antique goblet containing a bruised flower picked in the garden. A homemade card with giant crayoned hearts. Brought to mom in bed after whispered “shhhhhhh-ing” in the kitchen has failed to cover up the tell-tale clunks and clinks of hushed preparations. That makes a “happy” which lasts, even if the kitchen suffers momentary damage.


Natural ones, adoptive ones, symbolic ones, (like godparents, family friends or extended family members), funny ones, loving ones and even cross ones - all deserve to be treated to a massive HOORAY. Even though many moms think to themselves, “I’m such a BAD sort of mother”, the opposite is usually true! It’s almost impossible to say how important a mom is to a child, and how much a mom does. Mom often has the most influence on the character and direction of her child during his most pivotal years. Just... awe-inspiring.


One day? Moms get celebrated for ONE DAY? That’s a little shocking. You know the way romantic people get around Valentine’s Day? They giggle to their partners and swoon about how “every day is Valentine’s Day with you, darling”. That’s how moms deserve to be treated. To be loved in almost embarrassing amounts.

So enjoy your special day, moms. If you have a tiny baby (or a teenager, for that matter!) who isn’t likely to say anything other than “uuuuuuurhhhgg”, do take time to celebrate your own awesomeness. Even if you don’t get a day at the spa, or a special meal, or your kids don’t win those Mother’s Day competitions they entered using your airtime, know that we fellow parents salute you.

Speaking of competitions, we have a couple going for the whole of Awesome Mommy Month- You’ll always be a winner in our eyes.

If you’re a dad, make sure that your 2-year-old “makes breakfast”. Moms, why not celebrate with other moms who may not be expecting anything, and invite them over for lunch?

I’d love to chat more, but I have to go and hide the sharp things in the kitchen, in preparation for Sunday.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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