From: Adult Selves
To: Teenage Selves
Sure, you can’t stand her now. She scrutinizes your friends, your hairstyle, your posture. And can’t she just stay the hell out of your room?
But trust us: One day you’ll feel differently. You might even want to throw your arms around her. Or get her a really nice present just to say thanks for all those years she put up with you.
Let her show off your pretty face (once you’ve removed the piercings) with stationery or a wall-hanging made from your silhouette.
Pay back all her tea (and sympathy) with Theodor teas (Polite Society, 1924 First Avenue; 206-441-4796; online at sweetea.com).
Tell her you (finally) appreciate her fashion sense with local designer Summer David’s custom ribbon-wrapped bracelets (Canopy Blue, 3121 East Madison Street, suite 103; 206-323-1115).
Or begin making up for a lifetime of meals with a gourmet picnic, hand-selected at Bella Cosa Foods (1711 North 45th Street; 206-545-7375).
Then give her a French-made floral tote from Dominique Picquier (Juniper, 3314 East Spring Street; 206-838-7496), to thank her for not saddling you with (too much) baggage.
But until you get to college, we suggest you just try to cut the woman a break now and then.
In the name of peace and hormoney.
Need more ideas? Check out our Everywhere Mother’s Day Guide.