As Mother’s Day approaches I am thinking of what the perfect gift would be. Flowers? A box of candy? A tasty Lou Malnati’s Tastes of Chicago package? What would my mom like? Then I started to think about spending the day with my mom. I mean really spending the day with her; asking her the questions I wonder about but have never had the courage to ask. I think about the life choices she has made, which ones she is proud of and which she regrets. I wonder how I am different from her, and how I am the same. How does she see me as a mother.
I wonder about Mamma Malnati and the life choices she made. Why is she still involved in the family business? Why does she still come to the office every day? Why is she involved in the company’s new catering venture, “Mamma Malnati’s Catering” at this stage of her life? (Stay tuned for more details on this.) What does Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria mean to her in three words or less?
So many questions to ponder. So many questions to ask. I encourage you to sit down with your mom this Mother’s Day and really get to know her and ask the questions you wonder about but have never asked. You may learn more about your mom and you may learn even more about yourself.