Courtesy of Parenting.comBy Shawn Bean for Parenting.com
It's Mother's Day, 2006, and I'm shopping for Mother's Day. That afternoon, I arrive at our family's holiday gathering with a card and a potted petunia from the Home Depot. As the other moms and grandmoms dive into their gifts, I hand my wife, Brandy, the recyclable, unfertilized tokens of my affection. "I'm so lucky to have you in my life," reads the card's handwritten sentiment. "You've made me a better person and a better father." She smiles sweetly.
Extend hand. Pat back. Repeat.
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That evening, Brandy walks past the Mother's Day card I gave my mom, which sits open on the kitchen counter. She takes a peek. "I'm so lucky to have you in my life. You've made me a better person and a better father." More than half of the message was identical.
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