Wouldn’t it be cute — or incredibly creepy — if kids graded their mothers? A web site’s Mother’s Day Report Card led to complaints when a Utah teacher had her students fill it out and bring it home to mom.
The report card lets kids grade their mothers on healthy cooking, an organized bedroom, bubble baths, earnings, sense of humor and safe driving.
What if mom doesn’t “make money for her family?” Or perhaps she’s too busy working and cooking healthy meals to “enjoy her hobbies.”
Children can give mom a frowny face that indicates: “This mom does not do this and needs to start this ASAP!”
I have to go with “incredibly creepy.”
My sister and I are taking our mother out for brunch — with an ocean view — today. It’s also her 88th birthday, so it’s a twofer occasion. (When we were kids, she told us that Mother’s Day was a made-up holiday and she was fine with a joint celebration.) She’ll get a handwritten card and a gift box from the Heritage Rose Garden, where I’ve “sponsored” a rose bush in her honor. No report card.