No Thank You, Very Much
May 14, 2017 8:48am CST
Oh, stop it you whining saps! I'm no sucker. I don't need this. I find it embarrassing and uncalled for. I'm surrounded by it day after day, year round. Who the heck needs more flowers, more jewelry, more gifts, more sappy, tear jerking cards, more special breakfasts in bed, more hugs and kisses, more phone calls, more I love you so much, and more opening doors and lifting of heavy objects? I have it year round, and I appreciate the love I've been given since the day my hubby made me a mother, twice over. I don't need a special day to be recognized as a mother. Our younger son's future in-laws have invited us to celebrate Mother's Day at their home. Now, THAT, I like! Happy Mother's Day to those who celebrate!!!!
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• Pleasant Hill, California
I hear all of the jewelry stores doing their adds on the radio, both sports talk radio and news radio. "Your mom will love this diamond surrounded by blah bah blah representing her precious children." I change the station.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
You may not want it or need it, but I'm guessing by those beautiful flower arrangements, you're very much appreciated and loved and they would give you the moon if they could put a lasso around it and haul it down to earth for you. Happy Mother's Day and I hope you enjoy the celebration at your son's future in-law's home. Have you picked out your dress for the wedding yet?
• United States
That was so beautifully stated! It was a day filled with extra special love, even the dinner at our son's future inlaws. It seems that neither of us have gotten our dresses, yet. About 10 more lbs. and I'll start looking. Hope your day was filled with love.
• Pleasant Hill, California
I heard on the news yesterday that the woman (herself childless) who thought up Mother's Day 100 years or so ago eventually "went bankrupt" trying to undo what she'd started. The commercialization of Mother's Day is why she grew to hate it.
• Midland, Michigan
I have no problem not celebrating the day either although I don't get all those things year around. I told my hubby when we were first married that we needed to hold off until we could afford them. I did get two pots of tulips that I can plant from each daughter, and one daughter's boyfriend also bought me a bleeding heart plant to plant. That's the first time in the four years they've been dating that he's gotten me a plant although for Father's Day a couple years ago he built two planters in the back yard to allow us to grow veggies without having to kneel on the ground. We do usually spend time with my larger family at my brother's house, but this year we celebrated last Sunday and we talked my sil into not doing everything like she normally does and the rest of us took food Family time is always appreciated.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day anyway. My hubby and I were invited to have lunch with our son, in his home. He cooked for us and it was a wonderful afternoon together. I loved it. Who need flowers and luxurious things when we could share our time with our adult child? That is the best gift we could have.