In honor of the Holiday, I’m going to do something different with my Sunday “I Advise” column.
That’s the great thing about having a blog. You get to be the boss and change the rules whenever you see fit. A little like being a Mother.
This week, instead of answering a letter from a reader, I’m just going to tell it to you straight…
I advise you to listen to your Mother!
Why ask a total stranger on the internet for advice? Regardless of how witty, right, and handsome he always is, why not seek out words of wisdom from the woman who gave birth to you, raised you, and loves you unconditionally?
No one knows you better than your Mom. Sure, that might be difficult to swallow at times, but she has been there for you, understands your needs, and gets how your mind works. She’s not going to steer you wrong.
Okay, she might try to guide you away from taking big risks, or dating that guy with the face tattoo who drives a Harley, but she’s only doing that out of love.
Love trumps Deep Thoughts every time.
Of course, I’m still here for you when you need a second opinion, or if Mom can’t figure out how to return your text to give you advice. Those new smartphones are confusing.
But in the end, we all know that a Mother’s advice is better than a Modern Philosopher’s any day of the week. Now if you can get your Mom to start reading this blog and become a Modern Philosopher, then you will really be in the catbird seat.
I used the term “catbird seat” because I thought your Mom might think such a phrase to really be the cat’s pajamas.
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day, everyone!