Mother’s Day is round the corner. Almost everyone is busy thinking about what gifts to present to their mothers on their special day. The intent is rife with articles and blogs suggesting the best choices to make the day even more special. Most of them are just repetitive, suggesting the same things over and over again. But then we can always look for unusual alternative angles for such topics. Right? Just for the sake of a fresh perspective.
Do not worry. We will not be criticizing mothers, mother’s day or people who celebrate mother’s day. In fact we’ll be talking about some really important mothers who have been a part of our childhood in one way or another.
These are the mothers who shaped the lives of our favorite characters from fairy tales. They didn’t just shape their lives actually; they were the ones who intentionally or unintentionally lured the characters into trouble, or to be more precise, into the face of death!
Let’s have a look at the following mothers who nearly got their children killed:
1- Jack And The Beanstalk:
Well! Well! If only Jack’s mother had gone for an alternative source of income. Couldn’t she just keep the magic beans her son bought from the cunning old man? It was actually Jack’s mother who got furious and threw away the enchanted beans that later grew into a gigantic beanstalk along with a hungry and vicious giant.
If only his mother had not asked Jack to sell the cow. But she did and as a result her curious little son went up the beanstalk and almost got himself killed at the hands of the monstrous (but considerably wealthy) giant.
2- Little Red Riding Hood:
Now who sends out their kid into the wild with a basket full of goodies especially when there is a beastly wolf on the loose? Exactly! No one does. But apparently Little Red Riding Hood’s mother did and almost sent her child into the claws of a hungry, mean animal!
We acknowledge the fact that Red’s mother asked her daughter to stick to a strict path but she could’ve just waited for the vicious beast to be caught. All of us know that if it wasn’t for Red’s mother, the little girl would’ve stayed at home and baked a cake or something instead.
She was one of the very first women who was responsible for the stereotyping of step-mothers. I mean who wants a mother like Cinderella’s? The woman snatched the poor girl’s property, bank balance, and clothes and forced her to live and communicate with mice and pigeons. Who does that to their children?
I am sure Cinderella would’ve wanted to buy a ‘soul’ for her step-mom on Mother’s Day.
4- Snow White:
The next on the list of the most vicious step-mothers of all times is Snow White’s step-mom. She was jealous, vain (not to mention really ugly after magical transformations) and was willing to poison her daughter to get the title of Ms. Fairest Of Them All.
I don’t think anyone would want a mother who can easily slip a poisoned apple into your lunchbox. This woman actually wanted to ‘murder’ her kid! Not the best choice for a mother. Is she?
She wasn’t actually her mother or step-mother. She pretended to be one. She wasn’t willing to kill her daughter but neither was she willing to love her. Gothel was just using Rapunzel for her hair and kept her locked in a tower. Now, who would want a mother like that who doesn’t let you go out, socially interact with other people and doesn’t even let you have a hair cut? She is definitely not the best choice for a mom.
So these were some least-favorite mothers from different fairy tales who made their children’s lives miserable. Just be thankful for your moms who do not ask you to sell cows, venture into wild forests, mop the floor all day long, poison you with apples or lock you up in a tower.
In that knowledge, celebrate the special day with your mother and make her happy by getting her whatever she likes and not what people suggest online. Just ask her and she’ll tell you.
Happy Mother’s Day in advance!