This Sunday is Mother’s Day – the day that we honor our moms or the mom-type figures in our lives. Who else would nurse us back from sickness, defend us to the death and love us unconditionally? Be sure to let the moms in your life know how special they are and how much you love them.
There are two insects that lead the race for best mother. The Earwig and the Wolf Spider. Earwig mothers will keep their eggs warm, clean them and protect them for predators. Once the eggs are ready to hatch she will help them out of their shell and then look after her babies for the next couple of months including feeding them. The Wolf Spider carries its eggs with her instead of leaving them in the web. Once the babies hatch she will continue to carry them with her until they are old enough to fend for themselves.
Most of us will probably get our Mom a card, some flowers and maybe some candy. Really lucky moms might get a champagne brunch or a spa day. These are all very nice things but remember that it’s not always all about the material things in life. Talk to your mom and tell her how you feel. Whatever it is that makes your mom special to you, let her know!