Happy Mother of Dragons Day?

Mother’s Day in Westeros must be a depressing affair. Think about it: do any of the mothers in A Song of Ice and Fire fare well? Let’s see, shall we?

Catelyn Stark. Does the phrase “The Red Wedding” ring any bells? What is she now, some sort of insane zombie? It’s been a while since I read these, so my memory may well be faulty. At least she has some children remaining alive.

How about that Cersei? Not much luck in the keeping your children alive department. I can’t say she was much of a mother to begin with. Love is fine and all, but there is such a thing as parenting.

Raising a brood of dragons can’t be easy. I doubt there’s a manual for that, at least not outside of the library in Oldtown. Still, Daenerys, try to keep you children from eating people.

I wonder what Mother’s Day is like at Craster’s Keep? Not a lot of “From your loving son” cards.

And how about that Lysa? Mother of the year candidate there. I’m sure your son will grow up a productive, well-adjusted citizen.

Yeah. Westeros. Well, there’s always Father’s Day. Oh, wait.