CALLING ALL MOMS
In order to figure out just what a mom wants for her special day--this Sunday, May 9th--FM called home.
LIBBY A. COHEN--EDITOR MOM
"My ideal Mother's Day would be for my son to surprise me by coming home--arriving at the door with a box of Godiva chocolates, all dark."
MARGARET A. DESANTIS--ART DIRECTOR MOM
"A really good Mother's Day would have all my kids come back home. But I remember one year, a really good Mother's Day, when Alicia and her brother and sister made a special dinner in the cellar. They set up a table and had candlelight, and they ordered pizza. Alicia made me get dressed up but didn't tell what for. It was a surprise--it was a really big deal. We had Hostess Cup Cakes for dessert... or Devil Dogs or maybe it was Twinkies. Anyway, they made me gifts--sticks. I got three different painted sticks from my kids. They were even wrapped up in yarn. I used to like it when they made me gifts. If I could have that again, that would be great. I guess I would like a party. I liked it when they did that. I made a big deal about it."
SUSANNE S. PAUL--EDITOR MOM
"Sleep until noon, have a great brunch and get a jingle from my sons saying, 'Love ya, Ma.' Take a long walk in Central Park and see a movie with the man in my life for the last 30 years. Snooze off later, counting myself among the luckiest Moms in the world, and dream that every mother everywhere had the chance to enjoy the same kind of day."
BARBARA S. ROOT--ASSOCIATE MOM
"I think I'd have my whole family here--Mica, Mica's sister and my husband. And they'd all get along. And I'd have breakfast in bed and a new piece of needlepoint and a new book and both my children being loving. And I love it when they write letters about how great I am--specifics, I want specifics."
ELIZABETH M. SCHNEIDER--ASSOCIATE MOM
"I don't want to be the most boring, 1950s conventional, but it would be being with my kids...and with other family in some beautiful place on the water and talking about life and, you know, being together...At the same time, celebrating unconventional and expansive motherhood, all the different ways that people mother and all the different ways that mothering, care-taking, mentoring are really valued in the world."