She said she loved the gift you gave her. But was your mom just faking it?
A recent survey revealed 42 per cent of moms only pretend to like their presents, and 34 per cent would rather spend Mother’s Day shopping for themselves – and by themselves – according to a report on Shine by Yahoo.
Granted, the poll comes from Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre (and, unsurprisingly, it encourages people to give gift cards), but could there be a nugget of truth to its results? Could Mom’s reassurance that yes, honey, she loves those rhinestone earrings you bought her actually be bogus? Could her pleas for nothing but a warm hug and a hot cup of coffee – enjoyed in peace, for mercy’s sake – really be all she wants?