An old Jewish proverb says that God couldn’t be everywhere, so He created mothers. And mothers do have certain godlike qualities. Not only do they give us life, but they are our counselors, confidantes, protectors, disciplinarians, and teachers. But for all their love and sacrifice, moms seldom get the recognition they deserve. In this gallery, the Post commemorates the fun — and just as frequently the frustration — that motherhood entails.
Never a Dull Moment
First date. An awkward and exhilarating rite of passage in a teen’s — and mother’s — life. Time stands still for the starry-eyed daughter (above) who can’t wait till dawn to riff about her big night out. Time also seems to come to a halt in the run-up to the big Gold and Green Dance (below). Can a boy survive his mom’s ministrations?
The doctor will see you now. A waiting room full of distractions keeps anxiety in check for some young patients and their moms, but clearly not for all.
Behind the Scenes
Cooking up something sweet. A special surprise lurks behind the kitchen door courtesy of a culinary crew only a mom could love.
Morning glory. With the brood now safely off to school, this mom finally gets to kick back for some well-deserved “me time.”
It’s the Thought That Counts
What to buy? 1940s-era stereotypes about the limits of a mother’s desires seem to have narrowed a daughter’s options.
Good news, bad news. Wet, muddy, and full of enthusiasm, a boy and his dog announce a “special delivery”.