Parenthood is humbling and it has certainly brought me closer to my mother. We call and email all the time. While I value her advice and support, sometimes she cracks me up with her communications. And it turns out I am far from alone.
Postcards From Yo Momma is a crazy fun site where adult daughters and sons post the wild and wacky emails, texts, facebook comments, etc. that they received from their well intending moms.
Here's a little sample from the site:
SUBJECT: THIS IS A TEST
This is a test. If you do not respond by email by 8 p.m. tonight, I will assume you never received it. Last time I tried to send you an email it was returned with a message that I was not accepted as a legitimate correspondent or something to that effect. It was months ago that this happened. Bottom line'?¦the attempt to communicate failed not because I used a wrong address but because I did not pass muster and was halted by some GATE KEEPER. Your legal Mother
Consider yourself warned--this site becomes addictive. And now you can get more Mom missives. Founders DoreeShafrir and Jessica Grose have a new book Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy, Brilliant Messages from Home. I keep it beside my bed for some light reading before I pass out from exhaustion. The chapters are short and snappy and packed with mom quotes that are so wacky they have to be authentic. This makes a perfect gift for a sibling that shares your love of mom and her crazy communications or for the women who started it all--our moms who bravelysurf the net and email in uncharted territories. Buy on Amazon ($12.23).