So your family's got a Mother's Day brunch planned, or a big breakfast in bed ... and the kids have drawn their best crayon Picasso-esque portraits of mama love for the refrigerator. You think to yourself, "This is a wonderful day. A good life. I love my family ... but what's happening tomorrow on [insert favorite soap here]?"
Many soap fans first caught the bug by watching with their own mothers. For many, it became a bonding ritual; it may have seemed like an innocuous thing -- sitting there with your mom, watching TV, maybe yelling at the tube ... but over time, they became cherished memories.
SOAPnet.com readers had a lot to say about their experiences growing up with soaps -- so we thought it would be fitting to share them with you, just a couple of days away from the big Mom celebration.
Soap fan evilhardy recalls getting hooked with her mom, the excitement of meeting a real soap star, and passing on the tradition to her own little girl: "I used to watch the soaps with my mom. Some great times together yelling at the TV and such. Ah, memories. I remember, since I was raised in NYC, they would have some fairs in my neighborhood ... and they had a booth [where] you could take a pic with a current soap star. My mom paid the 5 bucks so I could take a pic with then-Kendall, Sarah Michelle Gellar. We still, even though we are far away from each other now, take time to talk about all the goings-on. Now I'm continuing it with my little girl watching the soaps with me."