Mother's Day (or, in some cases, Mothers' Day)
"So let’s hear it," says New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff in this week's e-newsletter/blogpost, "for mothers of all types and all stripes --biological, surrogate, adoptive, single, small, tall, medium-sized, tiger, helicopter. And, hey, if you've got two, that's fine by us, too." And he offers us "a bouquet of mothering cartoons, because we care."
To one of these cartoons Bob adds the note: "If you’ve got complaints about Mom, please show some restraint, because, remember, it could have been worse." It occurs to me that it may not be entirely obvious which one it is.
HAPPY MOTHER'S [or MOTHERS'] DAY TO ALL!
To all moms, of course. But we're also thinking good thoughts for anyone who's ever had one.