Horrible Mother's Day :(

United States
May 10, 2011 7:05pm CST
One Friday when my husband got out of work he took the girl's to get my mother's day present. I was anxious to know what they got me because last year my daughters got me an omelet maker and love it and use it all the time. I was very surprised when they came back with one rose and a card. It was my favorite color and since they presented it to me so lovingly I was happy. But when I asked which of them picked it out my older daughter explained to me what happened. They picked out my card and asked their dad's advice on what to get me. He told them to just get me a rose so they can go home because he was tired. I was very hurt when I heard this. So I decided to go to my mom's house a day earlier than I was going to. When he saw us packing an overnight bag he asked me what I was doing. I explained to him that was very upset with him and needed to get out the house. He started calling me spiteful, vindictive and ungrateful. He says I am materialistic for wanting more than what he got me. 2 weeks ago for his birthday we gave him the royal treatment. We took him to Red Lobster for dinner. Then we lavished him with over $100 in presents. I wanted to show him how much he means to us. But now I feel like he does not feel the same about me. It really bothers me that he flipped it around and is now angry with me! Am I wrong for being upset that he had the girls buy me the easiest and cheapest present he could find?
3 responses
@Sammy224 (50)
• United States
11 May 11
That is horrible, I would have left to. He should have let them pick something out for you, at least they pick the card out for you.
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• United States
12 May 11
He still doesn't get it! He is actually mad at me and called me malicious yesterday for leaving. So, as of yesterday I am officially on strike. I have not ironed his clothes, served his food or picked up his dirty clothes like I usually do. He is like my third child!! Now he is seeing just how much I do for him and will learn to appreciate my efforts.
• Philippines
11 May 11
I can understand that you're husband did not return the favor for you and it wasn't the same royal treatment that you gave to him. i guess he didn't put much into effort and planning just to give you something special. so, there fore, i think it was you're sole right to leave there and take a small break..from him. at least the girls bought it for you, that's important, too bad he showed how ungrateful and cheap it is. as for, oops i think i bought a cheap frame for my mombut she put it in my grandma's photo.
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• United States
11 May 11
It is not the price of the gift it is the thought behind it that matters. I am sure your mom enjoyed the frame because now she has a place to display her mother's picture. As for me, I am just annoyed that he did not take the time to help them pick out a gift for me. If he was that tired he should have just given them the money and let them walk to the stores and pick something out for me!
@whengcat (1458)
• Philippines
11 May 11
Sometimes its really painful to expect too much from our loved ones. Because there are times that they fail to do even the most simple things that makes us happy or feel appreciated. Don't worry, you're much luckier than me, you got some presents while I received none, but a warm embrace and kiss from my husband and kids.....
• United States
11 May 11
I am sorry you did not receive anything. Maybe next year it will be double good for you! Don't get me wrong I loved the rose and the card was very beautiful. I just felt cheated out of a gift that had some meaning to it. He just had them get anything at all. I bend over backwards for my family and just want to feel appreciated for my efforts.