Friday, May 09, 2008
The Mother's Day Blues
The day is almost here. What day you say ? Mother's Day. The day many mothers dread simply for the fact that most of us never know what is going to happen. Will we be remembered ? Will we receive a bad gift ? Will we receive any gift at all ?
Now, don't get me wrong. I don't expect a gift for Mother's Day and I am assuming many of you moms out there feel the same way. I just want to be remembered by those people in my life (i.e. kids and husband) and know that they appreciate me and maybe they'll even leave me be for a day and not make me be 24/7 "mom". I've heard, over and over again, by so many husbands that they don't need to remember their wives on Mother's Day because "she's not my mom". How sad is that ! If you have children together, all the more reason to acknowledge Mother's Day. I mean, after all, she does take care of your children on a daily basis. Now if you're in a situation like I am: step family and your husband is not the father of your children... it's a touchy place to be. However, it is still nice to hear your husband tell you Happy Mother's Day and perhaps even get you a little something. I mean, he loves you and you ARE a mother and you do motherly things for his children, right ? (By the way, if you're reading this Dear, I love you !!)
I must say that the worst gift one can receive on Mother's Day is nothing. Somewhere in my travels I was reading about terrible gifts for mothers and someone posted they had received size XL welding gloves (they had tiny hands and didn't weld anything)... someone else received a t-shirt 3 sizes too big that their hubby "took over as his", coincidence ?... and someone received a laundry basket full of cleaning supplies.
Do you have a worst gift ? Or maybe you gave a horrible gift to your mother ?? Leave me a comment, I'd love a good laugh !!
Here's hoping you have a wonderful Mother's Day....
Labels: mother's day holiday gift humor