Mother's Day

Let Inga Tell You: It was in the cards

Let Inga Tell You: It was in the cards


I still have the now slightly-moldy handmade card my older son Rory gave me for Mother's Day when he was 10: You've been like a mother to me, it reads.

In point of fact, Rory had no lack of mothers in his life. He had a biological mother. I was his adoptive mother, and my ex-husband's second wife his adoptive stepmother. When he married, he ended up with a mother-in-law as well. I used to joke with him that I hoped 1-800-Flowers had a multi-mother discount.

For the record, I consider myself this kid's mother. The others were also-rans.

Rory could just never resist pushing the envelope on Mother's Day (or in...