Hello, Mother. Hello, Father.

If you can’t keep a relationship, good credit, a place to stay and/or prevaricate compulsively, there is a good chance your parents screwed up somewhere along the way. Most people don’t become parents thinking, “I bet I’ll screw this kid up.”  Most think they will be, at the very least, a good parent who won’t make the same brilliantly stupid mistakes their parents made to screw them up.  However, after spending $25,000 in counseling costs, they realize, their parents weren’t perfect but did the best they could with what they had.  So, today in honor of the parents who screwed up their kid, it’s Forgive Mom and Dad Day!

Take today to call, text, or messenger your parents that you forgive them.  No matter how big or small their mistakes may have been, you’re an adult and it’s time to pick up your baggage and move on to the next phase of your life.

Now, if your parents monumentally screwed the pooch in a way that is either very close to or actually illegal, the $25,000 may be money well spent.  In which case, mortgage the house if you have to because you need HELP!  Get the help you need and in 365 days,  you’ll have another holiday to forgive them.  Til then, Vodka!?

Holiday on my friends!