Over the course of time, there have been a thousand ways to describe what a mom means to many
different people; a friend, a teacher, a disciplinarian, the person who gets a say in nearly every
aspect of your life, and knows pretty much everything about it. Everyone has and is entitled to their
own definitions and opinions, but to me, the essence of the motherhood is that one person to can
stand to accept the fact that their child will never be able to watch Nightmare on Elm Street without
at least fifty people in the room. In broad daylight. And will still love them, chicken or not.
Mother’s Day goes back to 1908, when a woman named Anna Jarvis held a memorial service in
honour of her mother in West Virginia. This act of goodwill turned into a national holiday, and then
was adopted by the world at large to honour mothers, grandmothers, or any maternal figure who
told you had to eat your vegetables before dessert and that there would be no T.V until all your
homework was done.
There are scented candles and homemade cards, but we’re not in the fifth grade anymore, which is
why Chennai has a dozen ways for you to make your mother’s day special. Spencer’s Plaza, one of
the city’s first malls, is hosting a cookery contest by Nestle, from 10:30 am to 2 p.m.
With stress being a part of the job description, a spa is the perfect way to get away from it, at
the Page 3 Luxury Salon at Teynampet, which is offering discounts on spas and massages. But if
you’re more of the soul of an artist kind, Hamley’s, in Express Avenue, Royapettah, is bringing the
music and love, and all you have to do is show up. A live band will be taking your Mother’s Day
messages and turning them into the gift of song. And if you turn out to be lucky, they’ll even do a
live performance- right at your doorstep. (for further details you can contact 04464515911)