This past weekend was Madre's birthday.
She turned 49, but decided to celebrate her 50th birthday instead.
She called it her "unbirthday". It was a very merry unbirthday.
Wishing you a very happy birthday, Madre!
While Madre and I partake in our share of bickering, we have a great relationship!
We're Italian. We're supposed to bicker. It's how we say "I care about you"!
This post is dedicated to my mother, her real birthday, and her celebrated unbirthday.
Here are 10 ways a mom says she cares without actually using the words!
Mothers yell at you because they love you.
Besides, sometimes that's the only way they can really be heard!
Mothers shove food down your throat because they love you.
There's something comforting about Madre always trying to feed me and others.
Mothers call you pet names out of pure love.
Madre likes to call us "asses", but we know it's her equivalent of "sweetheart". It is. I swear!
Mothers let you treat their medicine cabinet like a drug store because they love you.
Who goes to the store for Band-Aids when you can just stop at Madre's house instead?
Mothers make you tea with love.
Besides, think of all the great conversations held over a cup of tea!
6. Phone Calls
Mothers call 5 billion times a day with messages of love.
Those phone calls are how Madre knows I'm alive, well, and in good spirits!
Mothers exaggerate stories because of love.
After all, they don't want you to make the same silly mistakes that they made!
Mothers punishments are acts of love.
How else would you become an acceptable member of society?
Mothers warnings are told with love.
It's not nagging. It's solid advice that you should take! Madre almost always knows best.
10. Wake Up
Mothers give wake up calls out of pure love.
Madre knows if she don't wake me up 3 hours ahead of time, there's a 50% chance I'll be late.
How does your mom say "I Love You" without using words?