Insights Into Teens: Episode 15 “Mothers Day”

This week we offer a touching tribute to Mothers Day and all the motherly figures in our lives. We talk about what Mothers Day is, what it means and some interesting history and information related to Mothers Day in the United States. We then look at fifty reasons why our mothers are so wonderful and special and share how we observe Mothers Day in our family before we finish up with Maddie’s closing remarks and shout outs. We cap the episode off with a post-credits mothers day movie that is a tradition in our house.

Insights Into Teens

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Insightful podcasts by informative hosts, a podcast network.:
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Welcome to insights into teens, a podcast series, exploring the issues and challenges of today’s youth. Your hosts are Joseph and Madison Wireless, a father and daughter team making their way through the challenges,:
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the teenage years.:
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There is no love like a mother’s love, no stronger bond on like the pressure’s bond that comes from God to a mother when she gives birth. A mother’s love is forever strong, never changing for all time. And when her children need her most. A mother’s love, full shine. God bless them. Special mothers, her mother’s loss waves on many generations is God’s blessings on each one. Be Thankful for our modules, what they love with a higher law from the power of God has given and the strings:
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from up above. Welcome to insights into teens. This is episode 15, our mother’s Day special. I’m your host, Joseph Waylon, and my lovely and beautiful cohost Madison. Hi everyone. How are you doing today, Maddie? Pretty good. So we have a special podcast today. Um, this is mother’s Day weekend. Um, mommy is not with us right now. She is actually uh, out at an event. Yup. So it gave us a little bit of time to put together the podcast and a little tribute for her. Yup. So we’ll do what we usually do. We will run down our agenda and then get right into it. So we’re going to look at what mother’s Day is. Um, then we will talk about some interesting facts, uh, related to mother’s Day. We will look at our reasons to celebrate mother’s Day and we have 50 reasons why your mom is so special. Yup. And why we’re celebrating her. And then we have a little segment regarding how we as a family celebrate mother’s Day. And then we will do our closing remarks and our shout outs. So are we ready? Why not? All right. Love the attitude. Let’s get into it.:
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Okay.:
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Someone trying to get a definition of what mother’s Day is. There were a lot of different takes that were out there on it. And the one that I think sums it up the best was from a site called time and date.com. And they say mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It’s celebrates motherhood. And it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great grandmothers, stepmothers and foster mothers. So mother’s Day is a chance to celebrate not only your mom, but any motherly figure. Um, and that’s kind of what the, you know, how we’re going to be working off of the premise of that is so we all set with that.:
Speaker 7:
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Yup. By definitely have a clear definition on mother’s Day now. Okay.:
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Okay. So, so there let, let’s talk briefly about that. So what motherly figures are in your life that we would celebrate him?:
Speaker 7:
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Well, mainly mommy. Sure. Well, we have our extended family, but unfortunately we’re not able to see them very often. So we mainly just celebrate mommy.:
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So who else would you see as a motherly figure in your life? Um,:
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I would definitely see an Chris as being one of our Muslim leaf fake years. Absolutely. Absolutely. And, um,:
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okay.:
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Pretty much.:
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Okay.:
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All of the women in my extended family who are mothers:
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and they all sorta you know, seem to pull together, they all have that motherly instinct, that core caring, um, and you know, just that, that loving nature. Right. So, okay, well that’s good to know. So our interesting facts about mother’s day come from town and country mag.com. Um, and these are just some sort of a day related statistics and I wanted to get your thoughts on it. So the first one is that more calls are made on mother’s Day than any other day of the year. Approximately 122 million calls are made on the second Sunday of May. What do you think of that?:
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Oh, I see. That’s quite amazing seeing housing, many people who call, call just to like say hello to any motherly fig figure and worst, I’m happy mother’s Day. I just think like the trying to be sweet and even if they probably want to close with them at the time, they would still be caring enough to go make a call with them. So happy mother’s Day. And tell them that they love them.:
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And I think you’re absolutely right and it’s impossible. It’s important. Even if you can’t find the time because of distance or scheduling or whatever to be with your mom. I think that phone call and that acknowledgement is very important. The next thing that they have is mother’s Day is the third highest selling a holiday for flowers and plants after Christmas and Hanukkah, more people buy flowers and plants for their moms on mother’s Day and any other holiday, approximately one quarter of the flowers purchase throughout the year are for mother’s Day. That’s a lot of flowers. Yeah. What do you think about that?:
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I just think, uh, um, I can definitely see why people would buy flowers because well course celebrating from others. I’m pretty sure people go to flowers just to celebrate the beauty and all the good health gone, not that mothers have given us and that the mothers are filled of. I also think it’s quite amazing to see how so many people have the same idea of buying flowers for any motherly figure. They know:
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it was very symbolic of, of the fertility of motherhood and, uh, the beauty of, of motherhood and, and things like that. I would definitely agree. So mother’s Day in the United States is fairly reason it, it was sort of started late in the 18 hundreds with, didn’t really pick up steam until then, the 20th century. Um, but mother’s Day itself is actually one of the earliest celebrations. Um, earliest mother’s Day was actually an ancient Greek celebration. Ellie, uh, the Greek, when I have a spring celebration, that’s a honor Raya, the goddess of fertility, motherhood and generation. Did you realize it went back that far?:
Speaker 7:
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Nope. I never did.:
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Yeah. And that was the origins of Mother’s Day. That’s pretty cool. Mother’s Day is also the busiest day of the year for restaurants, which we just encounter trying to set up reservations the day before mother’s Day. And they were out of reservations. Yeah. According to the National Restaurant Association in 2018, about 87 million adults made plans to go to a restaurant for mother’s Day. Um, traditionally we don’t, uh, traditionally we avoid trying to go out on mother’s Day for this very reason. As a matter of fact, um, usually what we’ll do is as observe a mother’s Day dinner sometime the weekend before the weekend after, as of 2014, there were 43.5 million moms in the United States. These women are between age 15 and 50 and have collectively mothered 95.8 million children. Wow. Wow. So you look at that on average, each of the 43 million mothers has, has on average had more than two children. Hmm. So just to put perspective into what we’re talking about here. Yeah. The moniker mom comes from babies. The first thing a baby can vocalize is the mohs sound, the a sound, which is why in almost every language, the word for mother begins with the letter m or some iteration of the mosque sound. Did you know that?:
Speaker 7:
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Nope, I did not know that. I always thought it was easier for babies to say Dada cause well, after drinking their bottles, like you said before, it’s easier to say dad, dad, and the, my first word was actually a dad.:
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Yes it was. But we’re not going to talk about that today because Yup. That would be bad. Yeah. But you definitely see that. Yeah. So in 2018 over $23 billion was spent on mother’s Day on average shopper spend $180 on gifts for their mothers. A nationwide total of 4.6 billion was spent on jewelry and 4.4 billion on dinners or brunches. That is a lot of money that’s spent on mother’s Day. Wow. Um, and it’s, it’s interesting because mother’s Day is often referred to as a hallmark holiday by a lot of people. Um, but clearly it’s more than just a hallmark holiday when we’re talking to those numbers. However, the most popular gift for Mother’s Day is the greeting card. Every mother’s Day there are approximately 150, 2 million mother’s Day cards sent. That’s a lot of mother’s Day cards. That’s a lot of trees that are sacrificed for our mothers. Um, do you do mother’s Day cards?:
Speaker 7:
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Well, I remember I used to always do a card, like I would normally fall a card, think of something to say and always include a little cartoon in it. I mean,:
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mmm,:
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I’m not really in that stage anymore, but if it comes down to it, I will.:
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Okay.:
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Yeah. And you, you know, I think mommy treasures a lot of mother’s Day cards that you’ve made over the past.:
Speaker 7:
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Yeah. Especially the ones louds younger, really trying my best:
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and, and I think they’re, they’re probably the most precious ones that she’s gotten.:
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Yup.:
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So reasons to celebrate mother’s Day. So this comes from a collection of different sites. But the main site that I pulled these from came from a mine on an entitled life.com and all of our links are available in the credits after the podcast as well. So there’s 50 reasons that we have here and I want to sort of throw these at you and see if they apply and get your thoughts on that. Okay. So, and they’re in no particular order. I’ll say that now. So reason number one is she gives arguably the best hugs in the world. Is that true about your mom?:
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Well,:
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let’s just say I haven’t been hugged by anyone other than some of my closest friends, you or mommy.:
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So you don’t have a large pool to,:
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I will agree. Just give good hugs even though sometimes it can be mugging.:
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Okay. Uh, item number two, is she changed your diapers before you were potty trained?:
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Now I really don’t remember that, but I’m pretty sure you would. And you would tend to agree:
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and I, and I do tend to agree and it was very important, especially those three o’clock in the mornings, you know, times when you had to be fed. Changed. Yup. Uh, let’s see. Number three is she gave you all of her good luck.:
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Sad is not the case.:
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That is largely the case. How will you have her nose, right? Yeah. And, and you have her mouth, which is not a it good thing, but oh, I think that’s fine. Yeah. I mean you’ve got the, the braces to cope with a, which you certainly didn’t get the crooked teeth from Daddy, but yeah. But I think for the most part, both of you are exceptionally beautiful and I think you share her good. Looks. Thank you. A number four, she believes in everything you set your mind out to do. She’s very supportive. Is She not?:
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Well, she is definitely supportive even though she does try to get me to do things once in a while, but,:
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well, she tries to get you to do things that you’ve not done yet. Um, the ability to experience new things I think is crucial in the growth of an individual. Yup. And I think I do that probably more than she does. She can always make you laugh. True or false. Um:
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Hm.:
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June. Some cases. Okay. Like I said, you’re the funny one. She’s the kind one, right? It’s kind of hard to say. I mean, she does make me laugh. She’s just not the, she just doesn’t have,:
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okay.:
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She doesn’t have the repertoire dad jokes I have. Yeah, sure. We’ll go with that. Sure. We’ll go with that. Uh, she’ll most likely tell you when she thinks you’re making a bad decision.:
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I will definitely agree with that. She will definitely make sure I understand the good and bad qualities of any decision I would make.:
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Good. So number seven here is sort of an ongoing thing considering your age, she dealt or it deals with you during your teenage angsty year hers, so yeah. Yeah. So Mommy does deal with you during these times and she helps you through them. Yeah, I have to say having to put up was a moody preteen is definitely something I’m pretty sure at my age right now I probably wouldn’t be able to do. Yeah, it’s tough and I think mommy does a fantastic job of, of enduring that and helping you get through it. She’s definitely not one of those bad parents too, like gets really angry and would come close to hurting me. Right. Number eight, she is an amazing role model cheek teaching you right from wrong at an early age. True, true. Yeah, she is certainly. Um, number nine, she’s a mentor helping you achieve your goals in life and rooting for you to succeed. Yup.:
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That’s definitely sounds like her. Yup.:
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Mommy is always got your back. She’s always encouraging you and she’s always trying to support you in the things that you do. Oh, leaves us with number 10 she taught you how to be strong and brave. Even rang you’re in a scary situation and have your doubts. Yup. That sounds like her as well. She’s pretty good at that. Yeah. No, she’s, she’s good at the pep talks. She’s good at breaking things down for you so that it’s a lot easier to handle. Yup. She kissed all your booboos better. Sorry. Or she got, you know, your booboo spitey to try and, you know, ice your bumps and bruises.:
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Yeah, pretty sure wouldn’t go off for that at my age now. I mean definitely. She definitely helped me with all of the bruises and cuts I got as a kid. Well a younger kid.:
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Well the other thing on this particular case is Monte is also the designated responsible adult for doling out medicine. Daddy tries not to dole out any medicine. Yeah. Cause I’m terrified that I’m going to read the bottle wrong or doing it the wrong way. So Mommy’s always a trooper there.:
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Yup. She’s definitely taken care of all my illnesses and cuts and scratches and stuff.:
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Nope. Oh, let’s see. Number 12, she worked hard to make sure you had everything you ever needed. I agree. Yeah she does. She works very hard to help you out. Yup. 13 um, let’s see. She always made sure there was food on the table, whether she cooks or deferred to take out like we’re doing tonight. Yup. Yes. Mommy is a master chef of the 15 minute meal.:
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Yeah. And I hope if like when I started getting home earlier, she might be able to help me to teach me how to cook meals and I might actually be able to give her a break for once and cooked meals for you guys since I get home earlier.:
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That would be fantastic. I’m sure she’d love that.:
Speaker 7:
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Yeah, just I don’t really know how to cook yet.:
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Well, and you guys were cooking together when we were getting a hit the hello fresh boxes for awhile. Unfortunately, we don’t get those anymore. Well, no, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get them in the future. Yeah. So law help. I think that was great. I think that was a great time for the two of you. Oh, okay. This one, not so much. Number 14, she made sure you kept your room clean growing up.:
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Honestly, she didn’t even care.:
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Um, well I think the problem was less her caring and more or your willingness to clean your room. Uh, I don’t think a firehose could clean. Keep your clean. Although since you moved to the new room, you’ve been much better.:
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Yep. I’ve actually been quite paranoid. Even when my room seems slow, clean, I’m always like, hey Matt, like that.:
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Well good because we couldn’t even walk in your old room.:
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Yeah. Now you’re perfectly able to even sit in a chair or something. As long as the cat’s not in their right. Unfortunately, she’s in there most of the time, but um, unless mommy, it’s like sitting in her place and join always comes up and wait on her. Yeah.:
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Right. That brings us to 15. Uh, she always kept a secret. If you asked her to nicely do you do, you can find in mommy a lot when it comes to secrets or personal stuff?:
Speaker 7:
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Um, probably when I was younger, probably not now. I don’t really have any big secrets I keep for me to view. Okay.:
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That’s good. Secrets are tough because you know you have to, you have to keep a lot of secrets to keep secrets and the more secret you keep, the harder it is. Yup. But she does, you know, if you talk to mommy and confidence, I’m sure she’ll keep it between the two of you until you’re ready to let me know or let someone else know. Yup. Number 16 she made sure there was a packed lunch or lunch money in your hand on the way out the door to school.:
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That is definitely true up. Occasionally if I really, if I’m not quite done and I still need to do stuff, she always makes sure I have a packed lunch and if on occasion I’m actually up and act and I’m able to get my own lunch, I do.:
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Yeah. And she’s pretty good. She definitely doesn’t let you go longer when you go to school. Yeah, I’m number 16 she made sure, oh no, sorry. Did that one already? Never 17 she ain’t carriage you to try new things you want it to or not. Exactly. Uh, and again, trying new things I think is important to learning experience in life. Yup. Number 18 she was most likely both your first and Karen. Longest standing best friend. Do you consider mommy your best friend?:
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Well, I would consider her someone I would always want to talk to. She’s definitely entertaining. I mean now at my age I don’t really,:
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yeah, eight your eight year terribly advanced age of 12:
Speaker 7:
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oh my God. I kind of keep to myself now, but I would always want to, I’m, I still consider her a friend and that well, and the best friend. Yeah.:
Speaker 5:
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There’s nothing wrong with that. I’ll tell you, my mother was my best friend until the day she died, so there’s nothing wrong with that.:
Speaker 7:
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Not if my friends are watching this that I don’t want them to get jealous. I’m pretty sure your mom would also be someone you would consider a friend as well.:
Speaker 5:
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Sure. Well, they can all consider your mom, their friend too if they want so they don’t get jealous. Yeah. Two point. Mommy’s very friendly like that.:
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Yup. Like she said, like I, like I said before, she’s kind,:
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she motivates you to be the best version of yourself. Is that true? Yep. Yes, she is. She does.:
Speaker 7:
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We’ll just messing our words up. Right, right and left.:
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Yeah. Well that’s what happens. Yeah. Number 20 she showed you what love really means.:
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Yeah.:
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Brilliant. That’s it. That’s all I’m going to get out of here. Yeah,:
Speaker 7:
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yeah. Yes. Okay. Yes.:
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I need to have a little, I don’t want to know what love is.:
Speaker 7:
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Oh my God. Not again.:
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21 she tucked you and to bed every night. Yup. She’s dead. Oh, I did she talk you into bed. She would sing to you or read to you or you know, do your hair. Various things. Mommy was always there to make sure that you were taking care of, even on nights, even now, Mommy’s still make sure you get hugs and kisses when you go to bed. And if she’s out doing something, you know when you go to bed, she always makes sure she comes home, whether you’re asleep or not and you still get your kiss. Good night for Mommy. And I think that’s very important. Uh, let’s see, 22 she always took care of you and you were sick.:
Speaker 7:
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No, I can relate to this because one, she would always take off of work for me if I’m sick and I couldn’t go to school and there was all weekdays, she would always take off. I have to appreciate her for that. I also want to say she definitely tried her best to, even though she of course kept her boundaries, he always made sure I was feeling okay and yeah.:
Speaker 5:
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Yeah, she was always good at design, was not very good at this side of things. Cause I, you know, when I’m sick I just want to be left alone and lay in bed. So I don’t have a very, the only word that I can use as motherly instinct when it comes to caring for a sick child.:
Speaker 7:
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I mean now I do kind of care for myself, my, if I’m stick, but if I ever do need anything, she’s there.:
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When was the last thing you were sick and mommy took care of you?:
Speaker 9:
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Hmm. MMM.:
Speaker 7:
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Which I’m pretty sure it was during the school year.:
Speaker 5:
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I wasn’t just a cold or was it flu? How sick were you?:
Speaker 7:
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Well, I think it was on the weekend and um, I was quite stuff, Ali, I would always check my temperature, give me medicine, other stuff like that.:
Speaker 5:
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Again, the responsible adult with the medicine. Yup. Number 23. She always gave helpful reminders to bring an umbrella or extra layers with you when you went out.:
Speaker 7:
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Yup. I can relate to the extra layers part because she would always like, even now, even though it’s getting warmer and she would always tell me, make sure I take a hunting case if it’s cold. And I remember like during the winter when I wanted to just wear a hoodie and I didn’t want to wear my big thick coat. She said, take your big Thin Cup with you answers. Right. One time when I had to go to the bathroom before I went outside, I was like, I had my big coat with me but just a hoodie. And I’m like, okay, not taking that. Got to go. And then after I went outside, I was freezing the entire time. So:
Speaker 5:
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amazing how often she’s right, isn’t it? Yup. Number 24, she was never afraid to embarrass you in public. That’s what moms do best.:
Speaker 7:
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Yep. That’s definitely something severe. Like her,:
Speaker 5:
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uh, 25 she found a way to be relatable even if she had no clue what she was talking about.:
Speaker 7:
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Well, I can definitely say she can do that. 12:
Speaker 5:
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yeah. And well, as a parent, one of the things that we as parents try to do, both mothers and fathers is relate to you with our own experiences. So, even if our experiences aren’t identical to yours, we try to draw on those experiences to try to give you advice and guide you and help you make decisions. 26 she always helped you work through the mistakes you made.:
Speaker 7:
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Yup. Wow.:
Speaker 5:
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Thanks for going into detail on that 27 she never hesitated to put you in your place, you know, that means nope. So you were wrong or you did something bad. She never hesitates to call you out on the carpet on it and make you apologize or correct, whatever it is that you went wrong.:
Speaker 7:
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Yup. That’s definitely sounds like her.:
Speaker 5:
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Fortunately we don’t have to do that very often, but occasionally we do a 28 she definitely has seen you at your highest highs and your lowest lows and stuck with you through it all.:
Speaker 7:
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Yep. I can definitely relate to that. I mean, having mood swings now, um, and also getting good grades. She’s definitely helps push me through and she pushed through it as well.:
Speaker 5:
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So is there specific incident that you can recall?:
Speaker 7:
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MMM. Uh, how about when I was this one time we were going to,:
Speaker 8:
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mmm.:
Speaker 7:
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I don’t know what it was, the shore or something. Right. And I was feeling particularly mooning saying I didn’t want to go and I felt weird and I didn’t know how to feel. Eventually after my anger rush started, I started crying, but then mom helped me through and eventually I enjoyed the day.:
Speaker 5:
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Well, there you go. That’s a good example. 29, uh, she encouraged you to pursue your dreams.:
Speaker 7:
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Yeah, but she definitely does that. I remember talking to her saying how I don’t even know what I’m going to be when I grow up. And she just told me that I can really, at my stage in life, I can become whatever I wanted and that she would support me no matter what.:
Speaker 5:
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Amen to that.:
Speaker 8:
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Yeah.:
Speaker 5:
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Uh, let’s see if 30 she stood up for you when you didn’t have the courage or confidence to,:
Speaker 7:
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yeah, I’m fine. I can definitely say she can do that. And I mean I can be a bit shy even though I’m on the Internet and I can talk about things that happened in my life now.:
Speaker 5:
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So, so she did that today. As a matter of fact, we were at the Renaissance Fair. You were too shy to go off and put a donation and that had been there and get a little little chit that they were giving out. Yup. And she went up and she did it for you. Yup. Uh, 31 she taught you all the family traditions that have passed down through the generations.:
Speaker 7:
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Yup. We actually use those celebrations.:
Speaker 5:
31:29
Will you do in fact we just did for Passover. Yup. And uh, we have our own Hagada that mommy actually compile herself. Yup. Which is a great tradition. And we generally host some of those holidays here. We, whenever possible, bring the extended family and:
Speaker 8:
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Yup.:
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32, she has a contagious smile that never fails to put a smile on your face.:
Speaker 7:
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Oh, definitely has a container. Just smile. But unless I have really bad day, I don’t feel a smile. I mean, that’s understandable for my age now.:
Speaker 5:
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So you’re a miserable little 12 year old.:
Speaker 7:
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I’m on a miserable old 12 year old. I just have bad days. Huh?:
Speaker 5:
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You know, you, you’d be surprised to know you smile a lot more than you think you do.:
Speaker 8:
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Okay.:
Speaker 7:
32:29
I, you definitely can tell. I really don’t do that too much. Cool.:
Speaker 5:
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Well not maybe not in school, but mommy’s not there for you to catch the smile bug I guess. And Mommy is always smiling. Yup. Almost. She had a bad day. That’s true. And then she can joke about it though. And that’s the important thing. Yup. 33, she showed you that it’s okay to laugh at yourself and be silly. Yup. So she does love to laugh. Yup. 34. She is one of the most patient people, you know Shay, she is quite patient. Yes she did. Is she certainly patient with me. I can tell you that. Oh boy. Uh, 35, she taught you how to have an impeccable work ethic and I think this comes through, uh, with your homework more than anything. You know, she makes sure that you address your homework first before you do anything. She makes sure that you do it correctly. You don’t just breeze through it and she makes sure I study and she makes sure you study. So absolutely. Number 36 she has helped you finish your school project when you weight it until the absolute last minute to do it. And I lied to that. Yes. And then she tried to instill that good work ethic in you after you’ve made that mistake. Yeah. She still gets overly excited about everything that you do.:
Speaker 5:
34:06
Like when you write your comics and your bring your comics down to show her, she still gets very excited to see that creative side of you come out. Yup. Yup. Uh, 38. She’s always honest with you. Sometimes overly honest. Yup. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I think honesty is, is important. Um, it will be important moving as you move through various stages in your life. Um, and you don’t want someone who’s just going to tell you what you want to hear because that’s not constructive. 39 that she talked about the hard topics that no one else wanted to approach.:
Speaker 5:
34:52
Like, for instance, this last year when you were going through certain stages of puberty and she was there to answer questions and help guide you through it. Yeah. I mean the school nurse does that too, but I think it would be better for me to talk to her and so school nice. Probably. I think you’ll get a far more sympathetic ear talking to mommy. She always forgave you when you messed up a little bit. Mommy. Pretty forgiving person. Yep. She sure is. Lord knows she forgives daddy a lot. 41. She taught you how to forgive and forget. Hmm. So you’re a forgiving person as a result of Ami as well? I think you are, aren’t you? Yeah. We don’t hold grudges. If you get into a fight with a friend, you make up eventually, right?:
Speaker 7:
35:52
Yeah. I mean when I used to get in fights with my friend, um, we were pretty much like have it in the morning and then make up in the afternoon.:
Speaker 6:
36:04
Okay.:
Speaker 7:
36:04
Um, only this one side did. We actually stay away from each other for an entire week, but eventually it got over and now we’re, we haven’t had a fun few months.:
Speaker 5:
36:13
Hmm. So I mean, if friends fight all the time, it’s the ability to forgive and forget that that makes those bonds of friendship stronger. Yup. She always put your happiness before hers.:
Speaker 6:
36:28
Okay.:
Speaker 5:
36:28
Yup. You agree with that? I definitely agree with that. I would sue there. There were many times that mommy missed out on things for herself so that you could experience things or have treats or get certain gifts and stuff like that. We’ll be able to be, she oldest, I was at first sick. Right, right. You’ve gotten mom’s sick many times. Does she care for you?:
Speaker 7:
36:52
Yeah, and to help me with my orthodontist appointments and so forth while going through this period of my life.:
Speaker 5:
37:02
Helping you with your bands and all that stuff. Yeah, absolutely. Oh, let’s see. That brings us to 39 no, where does it bring us to? 43 43. Thank you. Yeah, that’s my space there. She was always so excited. Every time you give her a present, even the questionable homemade gifts back in elementary schools. And there were many of those. And you know, when we were cleaning out the bedrooms to move the studio in here, she came across a number of those and she saved them. She didn’t toss them seriously. Seriously.:
Speaker 7:
37:47
I don’t even know if I ever saw any of the ones she found.:
Speaker 5:
37:51
There were some of the cards, you know, we talked about the cards already that you had made for a, and there were various gifts that you made for her that she absolutely was it. Well, even the ones when you used to go to the building, learns at Home Depot. We still have the one mother’s Day plant holder sitting downstairs on the kitchen sink. So:
Speaker 7:
38:13
no, we have an entire folder of all the things. I’m an aide.:
Speaker 5:
38:18
Yup. Yeah.:
Speaker 7:
38:20
And we also have a memory book gfes like where we’ve run, where I write some of my things and we have smart work in there.:
Speaker 5:
38:28
That’s true. So she always, always likes singing.:
Speaker 7:
38:33
I had a weird taste in art back then.:
Speaker 5:
38:36
It just:
Speaker 7:
38:36
makes you artistics we number 44, she is willing to open her house to any guests, family, friends, whoever. Um, and that’s true. I mean the fact that you had your, your sleepover Kinda is, um, testament to that, right? Yeah. I mean she was more open than you Kinda,:
Speaker 5:
38:57
well, because I’m rather antisocial. I don’t awkward, not socially awkward. I just don’t take the time to bother with people.:
Speaker 7:
39:08
I mean, now that I have friends who are pretty much all my neighbors years slightly, so:
Speaker 5:
39:14
yes, little anti social, but you’re closer. I’m getting better. I’m getting better. I’m getting better. Let’s see, 45. She always has a knack for getting that one stubborn stain out of whatever article of clothing you accidentally spilled on. Yeah. Yeah. We have bought a lot of those. Yeah. Were you tend to be a little bit messy? A little, a little. I’m being gracious. Thanks. A 46 she has a sixth sense that only moms have. I like when you, when she says, is everything okay? And you’re like, yeah, and she knows everything’s not okay.:
Speaker 7:
39:56
Hey, you have that sense sodas as well.:
Speaker 5:
39:58
No, I’m just annoying like that. I just keep asking you over and over. Um, or like if there’s something that she thinks you might want to do or a toy that she thinks you might want, even though you didn’t ask for it or a special food that you might want. She’s pretty good at that point. A 47 she made sure to always hold your hand at the doctor’s office.:
Speaker 7:
40:25
I can definitely say that because I hate having to take those shots. And even now, even though I still hate them, she always holds my hands and make sure I can have my head on her chest.:
Speaker 5:
40:36
Well I remember the one time that you went in to get the dental work done, uh, and it was dental surgery and they had to put you under with anesthesia and take you into back into the operation. And I thought she was going to crawl the walls because she wasn’t able to hold your hand during the whole thing.:
Speaker 7:
40:56
Yeah. And I remember, I remember one moment before falling asleep that I was calling for you guys cause after I woke up, probably panic attack. I don’t know.:
Speaker 5:
41:06
Probably. Yeah. I mean you weren’t used to being away from us. Yeah. But, uh, mommy did not like not being with you then. Oh, let’s see. 48 I think we’re at. Right. So she always knows your favorite meal and always seems to make it when you need it most. So like those days that you don’t have a very good day, that’s usually when the meals that are your favorite meals, your comfort foods wind up on the dinner table. Yup. She’s pretty good. Like that. That’s where that, that’s another way where that sixth sense comes in. Yup. 49, she always knows when something is wrong and she’s the best listener. Yes. But I think I want to emphasize here the fact that she’s a great listener. Yup. So you have a problem. She will listen to it. Um, unlike daddy where I, I listen, but my first instinct instinct is to try to solve the problem and provide solutions. Um, cause that’s sort of in my nature. That’s what I do. Yeah. When sometimes you really just need someone to talk to, someone to get it out and someone will listen to you. You don’t need an answer or anything.:
Speaker 7:
42:21
Yeah. And I’m much more comfortable talking among within some therapists.:
Speaker 5:
42:25
Yes, very gray. And the last one that we have here, number 50 in the list, her love makes you a better person. What do you think of that one? I agree. I agreed to:
Speaker 7:
42:43
like some days I really just don’t want to talk to anyone and I just feel like, well latching, lashing out at someone, but knowing how she treats me and how she taught me how to treat other people, I don’t do that even though I want to scream and sometimes, and also she loves me, screamed sometimes. Like this one time when I had a really bad Monday, she just said, you can treat them if you want to. And of course I screamed.:
Speaker 5:
43:15
Right. Well and there are some times when you do lash out at other people when you can’t control it. You may say something that you really don’t mean something that later on that you regret, but the fact that you regret it and the fact that you then go on, apologize for it makes up for that. And that sense of concern for other people’s feelings is part of what mommy I think gives you that makes you a better person. I’ll be the first person to tell you that mommy makes me a better person. I have been,:
Speaker 6:
43:51
okay.:
Speaker 5:
43:52
I’ve become a much better person since Monterey and I have been together and I continue to be a better, she makes me want to be a better person. And you know, she leads by example and uh, I think we’re very fortunate to have her.:
Speaker 6:
44:10
Yup.:
Speaker 5:
44:17
So let’s talk briefly about how we celebrate mother’s Day in, in our house. Now for the record, we don’t have mother’s Day. We have mother’s Day weekend. Yup. That starts on and that runs through until Sunday. So:
Speaker 7:
44:35
they won’t tell or holidays run:
Speaker 5:
44:37
usually. Yeah. Taste. So mommy gets the full three days filled with, you know, presence or whatever else that we do. So on Mother’s Day itself, what’s the first thing that we do? Or you do? I should say because I’m not off yet.:
Speaker 7:
44:55
Well, occasionally if there’s available food, um, I would make mommy breakfast in bed.:
Speaker 5:
45:02
And what do you typically make you say if there’s available food in late? You know, like we’re scrounging for scratch your,:
Speaker 7:
45:09
I mean, when I was younger, of course it didn’t actually think about right now the too much I would like give mommy like, so let’s like,:
Speaker 5:
45:17
let’s qualify that available food is food that’s readily available to a child, not, you know, you’re not cracking the eggs and throwing the bacon on the frying pan and stuff like that. Yeah, I’m still not allowed to do that. Right. So we’re talking food that you can find on the counter or in the stuff that doesn’t need to be prepared. Right.:
Speaker 7:
45:40
Well some stuff needs to be some stuff I like unwrap and like,:
Speaker 5:
45:45
right. So give us an example of what a typical breakfast in bed for mommy would be.:
Speaker 7:
45:50
Well if I, well I’m not, well I give her breakfast in bed tomorrow for my able to wake up before her. Um, I would probably be, I would probably give her like some cereal with milk and if I can find something a bit of foot okay. Before I would always give her like a small thing of fruit, um, a cliff balls at a Clif bar that she likes to eat and some other random stuff that out that was available to me. Maybe even a little bit of candy.:
Speaker 5:
46:25
So not exactly what the nutritional recommended breakfast would be, but certainly one made with love.:
Speaker 7:
46:32
Well, yeah, I mean I definitely try my best. I mean, even as a kid, well, even when I was younger, I definitely did try to do my best:
Speaker 5:
46:46
and I, and I don’t think mommy has ever had a reason to complain for what you’ve done. Cause it was made with love.:
Speaker 7:
46:52
Yeah. And I would always see her eat and sometimes she would even share with me.:
Speaker 5:
46:56
Right. So the next thing that we do for Mommy is presence. Now, we don’t do usually do the traditional flowers, presence or candy. Yep. Um, we usually do something fun or creative. Um, while the times it’s stuff that we’ve bought Disney because usually the month before we were in Disney a lot. Yup. Um, what do you typically do for Mommy for presence?:
Speaker 7:
47:24
Well, sometimes I would go out to five below and find some stuff I think she would be interested in and then give it to her and um, if I wasn’t able to do that when I would, since I go, since I’m in aftercare, I would um, give her something that I would make. And this year was no different than that.:
Speaker 5:
47:49
Okay. Then what we also do is the movies for the movie and what do we do you describe for everyone out there what the movie is?:
Speaker 7:
48:05
Well, this is a little thing that we do. Well, you started ever since I was born and Mommy became my mouth there. We’ve ha funny how that works out, Huh? Yeah. Funny. You have put together a small video detailing some pictures and short videos of what happened during that year of being a mother. And ever since I was actually able to talk and understand words and stuff, I’ve always had, um, a little background message at the end saying how much I love her. And um, through the years it’s gotten more professional, I can definitely say. Um, and you always add background music and sometimes some of the pictures are related to the words or lyrics in the song. And um, ever since I was born we always have one video each year and um, we always show the videos in order that you made them from the first to the last and well, it’s an emotional moment but also a caring moment.:
Speaker 5:
49:26
Yes. And the, the video each year is a, uh, just a video collage of movies and pictures from, from the course of a year. And the, the purpose of the movie isn’t really so that we can go back and look at how you’ve changed over the years. And each year before we premiere the, you know, the new movie of the year, we go back and watch each of them. So it’s kind of neat that we can go back. We’ve got about 63 minutes of footage down these movies, course of 12 movies and we can go back in the course of that hour or so and see you grow up over 12 years. It’s a, it’s a pretty neat thing.:
Speaker 7:
50:06
Yeah.:
Speaker 5:
50:09
So what else did we do? We do a fun day for Mommy. And what does our funding typically consist of?:
Speaker 7:
50:16
Well, normally we would go to Dave and busters for lunch, but we can also do other fun things after lunch, like going to the shore or going to cool. Fun. That would be appealing. No Mommy.:
Speaker 5:
50:29
Right. And sometimes what we do is dinner. Now we don’t usually we as we mentioned earlier, we don’t usually do that on mother’s Day. Yeah. Um, usually will observe that the week before, the week after just so we could try to avoid the crowds. Yup. So what we will do is we will include this year’s short three minute video. We’ll include it at the end of the podcast so you can actually see what this year’s video looks like. And uh, hopefully everyone can enjoy that. And, uh, I think that was all that we had for our tribute. So we’ll get into our closing remarks and our shout outs.:
Speaker 6:
51:22
Yeah.:
Speaker 5:
51:23
So Madison, I turn it over to you for closing remarks and shout outs.:
Speaker 7:
51:27
Alrighty. So for anyone who was a mother, of course I would like to say happy mother’s Day to you, even though this probably won’t come out on mother’s Day, but I do want to say that I hope that you and your family are able to celebrate this momentous day of celebrating how you’ve helped your family during the course of their lives. I also hope for any number of those out there that you definitely celebrate any mothers in your family and um, definitely try to show a bunch of care because you might not realize it at the time, but they’ve done a lot in your life. And if you’ve looked at all of our, um, discussions on why mother’s days celebrated, you’ll probably also be able to relate just like me. And I hope that you will be able to celebrate your mothers as best as you can.:
Speaker 5:
52:25
Awesome. That’s an awesome message. Who are we giving shout outs to today?:
Speaker 7:
52:30
Well, I want to give shout outs to my two grandmothers. I was able to know one of them being your mother who was mom, mom, I called and um, grammy, which was mommy’s smelter. Unfortunately both of them are, sadly, I had s have sadly passed away, but we still honor them. We always, I remember on mother’s Day we would get flowers and go to my mom’s grave, please. Some down. I would always help clean off. Um, the gravestone. You would always spend a couple of extra moments there and it’s just handled the tradition we forgot to mention, but we do have that condition. Unfortunately, grandma’s grave is too far away. Whenever we go down to, um, my grandma’s house for Thanksgiving, we do go down and see my grandmother and my grandfather’s grave play stones.:
Speaker 9:
53:42
MMM. MMM.:
Speaker 7:
53:45
Well, you always think of them and mommy of course spends extra moments with them.:
Speaker 5:
53:51
Yep. So we get up there usually during the holidays or if we’re up in the area for any particular reason. And, uh, we pay our respects there. We pay our respects. At my parents’ grave. Um, but I think it’s important that the shout out itself Gruselle to all our motherly figures, to the mothers who we celebrate with today. Yup. And to the mothers who aren’t with us anymore and we still celebrate in their memory. I agree. Anything else?:
Speaker 7:
54:27
Not really. Just thought, I hope everyone has a happy mother’s Day and make sure to honor your mothers cause you never know when they will come the day. I’m just leave the source.:
Speaker 5:
54:41
Yeah. Right. And you’ve got to take care of your mom’s. Mom’s always there for you. You got to take care of her. She’s a special woman. You know, I had, uh, you know, my Mama would have differences from time to time, but you know, mom’s always looking out for your best interests. So you’ve got to make sure you take care of her. And uh, this is, this is not the time. You know, Mother’s Day is not the time to take care of a mother’s Day is a time to honor mom. You should be taking care of mom all year long. Yup. Um, others are very special people and you need to make sure that they’re taken care of. Yup. All. Alright. That is it for this week. Thank you Madison for your time.:
Speaker 7:
55:22
Thank you for having me. Has always,:
Speaker 5:
55:25
this was a marathon podcast this week. Uh, but uh, stick around after the credits and you can see this year’s a mother’s Day video that we’ve done and a happy mother’s Day to everyone out there, all of our moms, and we’ll catch everybody next week. Bye everyone. Bye.:
Speaker 3:
55:46
Okay.:
Speaker 7:
59:24
Hi Mommy. I hope you enjoyed this years, mother’s Day video. As always, I’d love to tell you how great you are. Thank you for helping me through one of the most difficult years of my life with all the changes I’ve been going through. You have acted as an amazing guy to me. You’ve helped me through all the difficulties and problems I faced during this year. Without you, I wouldn’t have someone to talk to who can relate their problems so closely to my own. Thank you. I love you. And happy mother’s Day.:

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