Mother's Day As Told By That 70s Show

Mother's Day As Told By That 70s Show

"Wow...tea, man, that's like, exotic."

Are you and your mom just hanging out, down the street? Well, don't do the same old thing you did last week; it's Mother's Day! Breakfast in bed, flowers on the kitchen table, a thoughtful gift waiting to be unwrapped – what could possibly go wrong?

Well, if your family is anything like the Formans', your weekend isn't full of singing birds and rose petals. Instead, it's more of a frenzy, trying to figure out what to do for one day for a woman who figures it out every other day of the year.

"That 70s Show" knows some things never change, and the annual Mother's Day extravaganza is bound to go something like this:

1. The big day is a week away.

But, you have no idea what you're going to get yet.

2. Now, it's tomorrow, and you're panicking slightly.

You need to get off your ass and think.

3. Your siblings should have it covered,

4. ... but they actually thought you had it covered.

A candle is just not going to cut it.

5. Your mom deserves the world wrapped up in silver and gold,

6. ... but you're shopping on a minimum wage budget.

Tin foil is silver, though.

7. Eventually, you turn to crafts.

Cheesy gifts aren't the same as something made from the heart.

8. Then, you argue about whose gift sucks the least.

Let's be honest, they're all equally awful.

9. Now you're at the local florist like...

Everyone and their mother – I mean, father – is trying to buy some roses. The joke is on them; everyone knows women prefer chocolate.

10. ...Or maybe a bottle of booze for "decoration."

11. Someone starts the blame game, an argument ensues.

12. Greeting Mom while calling each other names has her like:

One day of cooperation: that's all she asks.

13. Well, now, everyone feels bad.

14. Mom will probably be OK after she vents...

15. ...but Dad is probably going to kill you.

16. After all, she just wants some peace and quiet.

Can I get "KIDS" for 800, Alex?

17. It's time to be the optimist.

It usually is.

18. A foot up the ass won't suffice this time.

Get yourself together and fix it, man.

19. Now that you got yourself bent, the party can begin.

20. Why waste the day? It's a family day, anyway.

21. Make Mom's drink of choice,

22. ...feel the love,

23. ...and laugh it off.

24. After all, we're all alright.

Hello, Wisconsin, and Happy Mother's Day!

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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.

I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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5 Reasons It's Always Worth It To Be A Summer Camp Counselor

Summer camps have a special place in my heart, and I'm here to share that with you.


Since I was 15, I have been a counselor at various summer camps. I have been a Program Aide at Girl Scout camp, a counselor at church camp, and a counselor at a day camp. These were all camps that I attended as a kid, so they already had a special place in my heart when I got a chance to work at them.

After being a camp counselor for five years, there are things that I have learned on the job that has helped me in life. Being a counselor has also helped me grow as a person. It's helped me gain skills that I don't think I would have learned in other jobs. I'm here to share what I love about the job of being a camp counselor.

1. You get to be the leader/role model

As a kid, there were many counselors in my life that I looked up to. They were people that I strived to be alike in my life, but now that I'm older, I get to be that person for the kid. What I say and do will influence how the kids around me act. That comes with a lot of stress, but it's also empowering. You can be a positive influence in a kids life, and hopefully, teach them important life lessons.

2. You can be your goofy self

One thing that I love about working with kids is that I can be silly around them. Kids won't judge you for being silly because they're silly right alongside you. They feed off your energy, and it can help them explore the world around them through communication. Plus, when was it not fun to be silly?

3. You get to hang out with kids all day

This reason might turn people off from the job, but it's a part of why I love being a counselor. Hanging out with kids tires me out at times, but they also motivate me to keep going. They're little balls of energy, and I feed off of other people's energies well. The kids also help me feel youthful and like nothing matters. Everything is fun to them; they help me keep a positive outlook on life.

4. Your coworkers become your best friends

Working at a summer camp can be difficult at times. It's emotionally and physically draining as well. But having a good support team helps with that. The counselors that I have worked with in the past have become my best friends, and I still stay in touch with some. They're there for you when no one else is, and they understand what you're going through. You know that their feelings for you are genuine, and they want to help as much as they can.

5. You get to watch the kids grow

Over the summer, I get to see the same kids every week at my camp. I get to see them grow as people over the summer and it's a rewarding experience knowing that I was able to help them. Watching them become leaders and grow into little helpers by the end of the summer is one of my favorite things.

I'm excited to have the opportunity to work at a summer camp again this year. I know that it'll provide an opportunity to grow as a person and I can't wait to see my favorite kids again.

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