Working woman, married, with no kids decides to have a heart to heart with her mom about starting a family. Well, let’s say the heart to heart gets flipped on its head, because it’s the mom who’s seen, lived, felt, suffered, rejoiced, laughed and cried through her experience, that her daughter simply doesn’t have a clue about.
According to Snopes.com, this sentimental, viral ‘mom share’ was an email sensation even back before 2007. Despite it’s age, and some flaws in perspective, it still tugs at the heart-strings to the tune of over a million shares in the last month.
Originally Titled, “Being A Mom”
We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of “starting a family.” “We’re taking a survey,” she says half-joking. “Do you think I should have a baby?”
“It will change your life,” I say, carefully keeping my tone neutral.