Teens: Here’s What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day

Teens: Listen up. This Mother’s Day you can do better for your mom than a weak attempt at making her breakfast in bed. We know what she really wants, and it ain’t your burnt french toast and sad fruit salad. (Sorry, we’re way harsh.)

Mom doesn't want your breakfast.
Mom doesn’t want your floor strawberries.

Here’s the deal: Your mom has been taking care of your every transportation need for more than a decade — driving you to school, soccer practice, friends’ houses and back again. At this rate, she has more experience than a New York City cabbie. She’s dropped what she’s doing to come pick you up. She’s dropped what she’s doing to come pick your friends up. She did all of it with a smile on her face. (Maybe she yelled a few times. Understandable.) This Mother’s Day, what your mom really wants is a COMPLETE break from being your chauffeur. So how do you give her the gift of freedom?

Mom's face when you ask for a ride.
Mom’s face when you ask for a ride.

SimpleGet your freakin’ driver license already. Be the one to pick up your friends. Drive yourself to soccer practice. Volunteer to use the car to run errands. Give her some freedom to watch The Handmaid’s Tale, or whatever else she enjoys.

If you’re not sure how to get your license, don’t worry: We’ll help with that. This Mother’s Day, start taking drivers ed so that you can give mom the break she deserves. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Aceable moms out there. Thanks for all you do that we take for granted. Seriously, you’re the best.