Ah, Mother's Day. That day of the year that brings with it a mixture of guilt, apprehension, obligation and confusion. You know: The essential ingredients of any familial relationship.
For Pedro and Chris, the relationships with their mothers are fraught with baggage -- some more than others. In Chris's case, it's more the size of carry-on luggage. And with Pedro...well, let's size it up as a steamer trunk.
And having the bombardment of commercial messages from retailers, florists, online advertisers and the media about the importance of Mother's Day does not help.
Should we, as sons, act out of a sense of obligation? Shouldn't we be honoring our mothers all year-round?
Do we automatically owe them our respect and love because, let's face it, they gave birth to us, wiped our asses when we were little and put up with our nonsense for lo these many years? How do we define the relationships with our mothers as sons and adult men and fathers ourselves?
Well, we dive into all of that in this latest episode of About Men Radio. Give a listen and tell your friends.
And by the way, would it kill you to call your mom just once in a while?