There used to be only one major rule for Mother’s Day: Even if you don’t do ANYTHING else, you NEED to at least call your mom.
Now, that might not be so true.
A new study out of the University of California, Irvine found that a Mother’s Day phone call isn’t that big of a deal anymore.
It’s because cell phones have completely changed how adult children communicate with their parents. For previous generations, long distance was expensive and you could only call your mom when you were at home.
Today, long distance is free and obviously with cell phones you can make calls from anywhere. Plus there’s texting, which is a whole new avenue to keep your parents posted on what’s going on in your life.
So, because of all that, our parents feel like we do a much better job communicating with them than kids did in the past.
In other words, your mom might not even care if you forget to call her on Sunday.
Although you REALLY still should.