If there's one thing every mom could seriously use this Mother's Day, it's a good laugh. I mean, breakfast in bed is nice and there's nothing like a hand-painted macaroni necklace to make you feel all warm and fuzzy, but honestly? This whole mom thing is majorly stressful, and sometimes the best gift is one that makes you legit LOL. Luckily, there are some seriously hilarious Mother's Day cards out there that are guaranteed to inspire a guffaw or two.
Sure, sweet and heartfelt Mother's Day cards have their place, but isn't it more fun to make a mom laugh than cry? (Even if they are "happy" tears.) Then, of course, there are the moms who can't stand anything even remotely sappy. For years, there weren't even any Mother's Day cards on the market that didn't feature misty watercolors and flowery script, not to mention an equally flowery sentiment. Back in the old days, if you came from a family with a darker sense of humor you were forced to hand over (or accept) those pastel envelopes with a grimace and a sense of secret shame. An awkward hug would almost certainly follow (and, hopefully, a round of mimosas).
Now, at least, sarcasm is acceptable on Mother's Day. In fact, it's rather appropriate (as these cards prove).
1. For the politically frustrated mom
2. For the mom who put up with a lot of sibling rivalry
3. For the rocker mom
4. For the mom who made you give her a quarter every time you cursed
5. For the mom who raised confident kids
6. For the mom who's still kind of skeptical about technology
7. For the mom who really, really wants grandkids
8. For the mom who passed on her diva status
9. For the mom whose kids won't freaking move out
10. For the mom who was in labor for a long, long time
11. For the mom who tries not to say I told you so
12. For the mom who needs a drink
13. For the mom whose teen made her hair turn grey
14. For the cool mom, not the regular mom
15. For the mom who means well
This card manages to sum up the complexities of mother/child relations in a way that's cute and funny (and won't start any Mother's Day arguments).
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