The clock is ticking until Mother’s Day… Have you forgotten to order a jewelry tree or Egyptian cotton bathrobe for that special woman who sacrificed the best years of her life to wiping your orifices and driving you to karate lessons? Need To Know and blogger Heather Armstrong of dooce.com are here to bail you out.
May we suggest a mix tape?
We asked Heather to put together the best of mom-related songs and while we weren’t able to secure two former members of Air Supply to host a classic mom rock infomercial, we still think it’s a perfect playlist to celebrate the holiday. Burn it to a CD and let your mother crank it in the Subaru Outback’s stereo.
“Surrender,” Cheap Trick (1978)
Mother told me I’d meet girls like you
“Julia,” The Beatles (1968)
Half of what I say is meaningless
“Mama Told Me Not to Come,” Three Dog Night (1970)
That ain’t the way to have fun, son
“Jesus and Mama,” Confederate Railroad (1992)
I wish mom could see me now
“Mother Mother,” Tracy Bonham (1996)
Still your daughter, still the same
“Mother’s Pride,” George Michael (1991)
She takes his hand and prays the child will understand
“In My Daughter’s Eyes,” Martina McBride (2003)
I’ve seen the light
How about you? What Monster Mom Jams are you kicking out this weekend?
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