Mother figures?

Via DCCC email:

Whenever I ask my mom what she wants for Mother’s Day, she always answers as she has my whole life: “good behavior.”

When you have five children in six years and one week, good behavior is a logical request.

Pelosi children

My earliest memories of my mom were of her multitasking. Making dinner while checking on homework and housework; making sure we ate our breakfast while lining up bread, lunch meats, apples, and snacks assembly-line style so we could make our lunches.

But it’s my mom’s little sayings from my childhood that echo through the years and resonate now that I’m a mom myself:

“Proper preparation prevents poor performance.”

“Worry about your own self instead of tattling on others.”

“You play rough, you get hurt. If you throw a punch, be prepared to take a punch.”

My mom gave my siblings and me a sense of faith, family and friendship. And in return on this Mother’s Day, I will be sure to give her that good behavior she’s always wanted.

I know nothing would make my mom happier than reading a Mother’s Day card signed by her grassroots supporters. After all, winning back the Democratic House Majority — and taking action on key issues such as ending the scourge of violence against women, providing equal pay for equal work, defending women’s reproductive freedom and health care, and protecting the air and water our children breathe and drink, and defending our democracy — would have been impossible without you.

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms and mother figures.

All the best,

Christine

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