THINGS I BEGRUDGINGLY OWE TO MY MOM

  1. Leonard Cohen music
    really hated him as a child- really understand him now.
  2. the importance of lotion
    some of my earliest memories take place after a bath, when my mom would slather me with a thick layer of Nivea (the old kind, housed in a tub not a bottle). having to wait an hour for this to dry was always the WORST, but now I preach the importance of moisturizing to everyone I know so you win, mom
  3. learning how to properly address an envelope
    me as a child: ILL NEVER NEED TO DO THIS
  4. being polite
    obviously as a little turd of a child I never wanted to speak to old people, or anyone deemed not worth my precious baby time, but my mom is polite to EVERYONE. her first impressions are always stellar. I like to think it rubbed off on me