Mother's Day, Father's Day -- and any non-holiday dreamt-up to reinforce politeness and the like -- are beholden to all sorts of traditions people feel compelled to uphold. Making your mom breakfast in bed on Mother's Day is one of them, but according to a Zagat Survey, this is something your highly-lovable mother could do without.
After querying 1,000 mothers as to what makes for an ideal Mother's Day, the listings company found that only 4% of moms enjoy getting served breakfast in bed. To home in on that super wonky statistical data, this means only 40 out of 1,000 mothers want to eat breakfast in bed. That's really not that surprising, given that scrambled eggs and bedsheets make for a potentially sticky situation.
Contrarily, your mom probably wants to go out to brunch: 53% noted that going out to eat was preferable, with brunch appealing to 39% of mothers surveyed. And if you want to pretend you're clairvoyant once you get to the restaurant, order your mom Eggs Benedict, as 43% favor this dish.
Anyway, if your mom doesn't fall into this category, just be a good person and do what she wants tomorrow.