Ok, so this may be controversial and I may get flamed for it but don’t you think this holiday is kind of silly? Why do we only celebrate mothers on one day of the year? Why do we do that for fathers, too? This thought has been marinating for a while now and I just think the whole thing is kind of crazy. A Hallmark Holiday that has taken on such importance that if a mother is not recognized she feels ignored by her children. I know one mother in particular who, if her children don’t wish her a Happy Anniversary ON her anniversary then she is incredibly hurt and angry. Do we need these days to feel the love from our families? Why do we get so hung up on the recognition of these kinds of holidays? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy getting presents just as much as the next person and certainly don’t begrudge anyone who wants to celebrate the holiday. What I’m saying is, for my husband and children, it’s not necessary to feel like you have to go crazy just because a calendar says a certain day is Mother’s Day. I know you love and appreciate me. I can see it and feel it every single day that we’re fortunate enough to spend together. If you don’t get me a card, I won’t think that you don’t love me or that you don’t care enough about me to recognize me.
I hope my children grow up without feeling encumbered by these kinds of things. It would be more special frankly if they wanted to recognize me on a day that isn’t dictated or mandated by the retail world. I’m not trying to diss mom’s worldwide or anything I’m just saying that every day should be a celebration of our families and relationships and our love for one another. Know what I mean?