Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Unless you have been living under a rock, you know what is coming...

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Unless you have been living under a rock, you know what is coming up this Sunday, and likewise, those who have read my articles over these many years know what I mean when I say, what you really need to give Mom this day is a four-letter word: time! You can give her candy, gifts and cards, and even take her out for dinner. That is all well and good, but what we are talking about is her time. This should mean that you have the cell phone turned off with your full attention to the task at hand. What does she want to do? If she wants to go eat, then go to where she wants to eat. Note: You should make this decision ahead of time because you will really need a reservation. If she wants to take in a movie, go to the movie she wants to see; if she wants to just stay at home, get out those old pictures to reminisce, or pull out those old board games you used to play as a kid. P.S. Mom: In this situation, you must make a decision, don’t wobble. It is your day, so go for it! Also, for those who do not live close to your mother, suck it up, put on your big boy or big girl pants If my mom and dad were alive today [bless their souls], I would gladly drive six hours to honor them on this special day. So make the effort when you can, because you might not get another chance.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
– Rudyard Kipling

CARDS TO MOM
“Mom, sorry about all the little dumb things I did as a kid. Just be thankful you only know about half of them.”
“For some kids, their hero is Superman or Spider-Man…but my hero is you, Super Mom!”
“Mom, I don’t know how you put up with me all these years. But I’m very glad you did!”

WHAT NOT TO SAY
“Happy Mother’s Day, Mom. What’s for dinner? I’m starved!”
“Mom, here is your card and the kids. We are off to the movies. Thanks.”
“But Mom, I posted you Happy Mother’s Day on your Facebook page.”

That is all I have. As always, be good, do good, play safe, and remember: Father’s Day is just around the corner.

– JR

Walter Wilson Jr. is an Ohio native who lived in Chester from 1991-2000, where he worked for Allied-Signal (Honeywell). He resides in Sullivan, Ind.