Want to know some fun facts about Mother’s Day? The holiday was first created in America by a woman named Anna Jarvis in 1908, and six years later it became an official holiday when President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day. Jarvis, who became known as “The mother of Mother’s Day,” and was actually never a mother, herself, grew to loathe the commercialization of the holiday, and worked, unsuccessfully, to actually have it removed from the calendar! Clearly, she didn’t succeed, and some of us are rather relieved about that.
It’s a mystery to us why mothers are celebrated only one day a year, but, hey, as moms, we’ll take what we can get! May 11 is Mother’s Day, but please know that we at Pigtails & Crewcuts appreciate you year round. You’re there when noses run and knees are skinned. When angers flare and smiles melt. You’re there to brush her hair, braid it, or whisk her to the nearest salon when she decides she’s big enough to cut that hair, herself. You’re both the family’s manager and No. 1 groupie, and we sure love you for it. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are some of our favorite quotes about, well, YOU.
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” ― Abraham Lincoln
“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” —E.M. Forster
“Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.” — Maggie Gallagher
“If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?” —Milton Berle
“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.”—James Joyce
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.” —Jane Sellman
“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”—Honoré de Balzac
“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of energy.” —Spanish proverb
“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing.” —Toni Morrison, Beloved
“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” —Phyllis Diller
“The hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.” —W. R. Wallace
“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” —Lisa Alther
“If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”—Ferrell Sims