Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Last year, in honor of Mother's Day (the United States version),
the John F. Kennedy Library
shared a letter sent by President Kennedy to his mother.
Mrs. Kennedy had contacted Premier Khrushchev asking for an autographed
copies of which were subsequently forwarded to the White House so that
the President could sign them as well.
President Kennedy tries to express in the politest language he can muster
that the mother of a sitting president
directly contacting a foreign dignitary
is "subject to interpretations",
and that in the future, it would be greatly appreciated if she would
let the White House clear any future such contacts.
It so happened that this particular letter-writing incident
occurred very close to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
I can imagine President Kennedy burying his hand in his face
upon realizing that his mother may have inadvertently exacerbated
a major international crisis,
just by doing what moms do.