Sunday, May 08, 2011

Still my favorite Mother's Day video ever

For somewhat obvious reasons, even though it's not technically a Mother's Day video:

As I get older, Mother's Day, like so much else in life, comes to mean a lot more. Thanks, Mom, for the skinned knees (that is, bandaging them, not causing them); pushing me to succeed and loving me even if I failed; for being the loudest parent in the stands at every single little league baseball game I ever played (as well as one softball game when I was twenty-seven); obviously for the monthly allowance well into my thirties; and for the many times there was one piece of cake, chicken, or one helping of potatoes left, and suddenly you weren't hungry anymore.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms. I can't imagine a more important job.

"Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading I denied. That leaves only me to blame 'cause Mama tried..."


  1. That's beautiful Bone. I agree with Coach Bryant--wish I could call mine

  2. A nice post (are you sure you can't blame for Mom for your knee skinning when she pushed you to succeed?) Bear Bryant was quite a legend down there--I never saw that commerical in NC

  3. Great video Bone.
    Mom'shae athaness job. The good ones are worth their weight, times five, in gold.

  4. I might have GREAT fights with my mom. But there can never be anyone like her...

    Saying that I love is is not enough....

  5. Pia - Thanks, Pia. Rumor/legend has it that he ad-libbed the last line. Naturally, I choose to believe it :)

    Sage - Yeah, I noticed I had a couple of things about pushing back to back there.

    That's probably just because you weren't in the South Central Bell coverage area :)

    Cooper - Exactly. I was trying to make a distinction between mother and mom there. You know, like that old saying/t-shirt slogan...

    Gautami - What a beautiful sentiment.

  6. Hear, hear! Well said. Mother's Day isn't nearly enough.