I've been thinking a lot about sloths recently. I've always thought they were fascinating and I've been trying to learn more about them. Ultimately, I would love to spend some time with them—you can actually do that if you visit Costa Rica. So now I am planning a trip!
But before my holiday planning in the jungle, came Mother's Day. I think I inherited my love and appreciation for animals from my mother. My mom and I get all warm and fuzzy inside when we are around animals. The opening scene in the movie Babe is a moment we always reference—Babe's mom is taken away from her piglets in the factory farm. Unaware that his mother is heading toward her fate, Babe leans his head through the bars of the stall and says in the most endearing voice, "Goodbye, Mom." We always rewind that part so we can hear him say that line over and over again. We say it to each other almost every time we are together.
This year my Mother's Day card wasn't your typical Hallmark staple, but I knew my mom would get a kick out of it. I guess, it's a bit comical to give your mom a sloth card on Mother's Day—especially when your mom is not a sloth at all! But she knows my current obsessions, and I knew she would appreciate my humor.