Most of us aren’t able to fully appreciate the sacrifices our mothers made for us until we become parents ourselves. During those long sleepless nights of being a new parent, and giving every ounce of ourselves to our children, we may have that a-ha moment—someone did this for us, too. As we speed through the taxi driver stage—shuttling around our kids and using every spare cent for their lessons and activities—we realize it again. When we slog through the time of tribulation known as the teenage years, when every other sentence out of our angsty teenagers’ mouths seems to be an accusation that we don’t know anything about anything, we remember that we once felt that way about our own mothers. Except, now we realize our moms actually did know what they were talking about. It takes becoming a parent to fully appreciate our own parents.
I can only imagine how much our mothers get a real kick out of watching us grapple with parenthood ourselves. These 31 Mother’s Day Memes are sure to put a smile on her face, which is all she ever really wanted for Mother’s Day anyway.