What do you call a woman who instills in her daughter the magic of coaxing life from a seed-
Who cultivates a highly refined appreciation for the absurd and thoroughly twisted sense of humor-
Who happily sewed prairie dresses at the height of that Laura Ingalls Wilder phase-
Who kindly looked the other way during that embarrassing ‘grunge’ phase-
Who didn’t strangle her kid during that brief ‘asshole’ phase-
Who said ‘Right on!’ when other art-school parents said ‘Think practically’-
Who has made it a point to try to go to every community play, band concert, choir concert and art show-
Who teaches her daughter how to knit and sew and cook and how to be a loud and unashamed feminist?
I call her mom.