Mother’s Day (it’s not just the thought that counts)

Moms don’t need a pandemic to worry about. They were worried about us before all this and will keep worrying long after.

First things first, it shouldn’t be called “Mother’s Day”. It should be called “Mother’s Day OFF.” And every mother in the world should get to do whatever the hell she wants. Whether it’s to spend the day reading a book, taking a bath, reading a book in the bath or having a book read to her in the bath by the reader of her choice (you know who’s a pretty good reader? Brad Pitt.) But of course that’s impossible this Mother’s Day. And not just because, just like the rest of us, Brad isn’t supposed to be traveling. For twenty-four hours a day, three-hundred and sixty four days of the past year and beyond, mothers have been on the job: Keeping babies safely nestled and fed, their young children close at hand and fed, and their teenagers, adult children as safe as they could. Quite often by keeping them fed.

Read the rest of this article (and more!) by subscribing or logging in to your account...

Log In

Already registered? Log in with your email and password below to continue reading this article.


There are now two great options for subscribing to The Pattersonian and receiving the weekly articles via email. $40* gets you access to all the 2021 articles including everything in the archive or $20* gets you access to all articles published from September to December 2021.

*Plus applicable taxes, calculated at check out.

The Pattersonian is proudly sponsored by...

Available now...

Steve Patterson's second book, "Dad Up!" hits stores June 1!