Is play the mother of invention? A child’s nurturing Mom can certainly set the stage for a life of discovery, a journey through the imagination and the material world. The resilience and depth of a mother and child’s bond is like no other. It helps engender confidence, assurance, empathy, laughter and love.
So today, make this more than a Hallmark occasion. Do a little jig for your Mom, maman, mami, reny, haakui, mataji, muter and thank her for all the scrapes she let you get into, for all the train wrecks she rescued you from and for the uncounted hours of play she let you revel in as a child. Let’s dance…..
Play may be the mother of invention but I think we can be pretty sure that in those far distant days of hunting and gathering, of setting sun neanderthals that it was the women who invented play.
To Mélanie, the maman of our three young sproglets, I’m so happy we’re all together to share this dance. Every tune, we learn new moves. Let’s keep shakin’ it.
To my Mom, Helen – we got some wonderful flowers yesterday and tied them to the two trees by the big rock where you liked to sit. I can see you with the sun streaming down as you take a quick hop on the swing and let your toes kiss the sky.
To my daughter Makyla, our new, next generation mama, enjoy the journey, savour as much as you can and take five whenever the opportunity presents itself. It’s a marathon – the best you’ll ever run.
To Nicole, ma belle mère, thanks for all the attention and sweetness to our family, particularly the kids. Bonne fête des mères.
Happy Mother’s Day and after your jig, why not a cuppa tea….