No Thank You, Very Much

@DianneN (78465)
United States
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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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
14 May 17
I dislike commercial celebrations like this one, but I had lunch with my Mom, just because I know she appreciates.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
I feel the same way about Valentine's Day and my birthday, but I do appreciate the extra love I get. I'm sure your mother appreciates it, too.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
14 May 17
@DianneN Yes, she appreciated and this year the Mother's Day has been the same day as my husband birthday. We had a double celebration.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
@LadyDuck That was extra special!
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• United States
14 May 17
Have a lovely Mothers Day at in laws Dianne. Those are beautiful the roses.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
Many thanks! It's been a busy last few days.
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• United States
14 May 17
@DianneN Welcome love.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
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@andriaperry (50716)
• United States
14 May 17
Sounds like a good day! Have fun.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
Thanks. I'm looking forward to it.
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@josie_ (7348)
• Philippines
14 May 17
Walmart and other chain department stores appreciate "mother's day". It's just business, nothing personal" as I imagine a mafioso hitman would say. "Hi mom what's for breakfast?" is something that is more up close and personal.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
Lol! So true!
@TheHorse (65976)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 May 17
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.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
@TheHorse I think my husband listened carefully. Lol! He just doesn't listen to me!!!! I don't want or need anymore jewelry, although I do love my new ring.
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@much2say (39271)
• United States
14 May 17
You are surrounded by lots of love and appreciation - today and everyday ! Happy Mother's Life - enjoy the rest of the weekend's celebration!!
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
Thank you! And the very same to you!
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@much2say (39271)
• United States
14 May 17
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
14 May 17
That is sweet and it sounds like fun.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
15 May 17
It turned out to be extra special, but I feel the love every day, which is how it should be.
@jstory07 (67191)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 May 17
I feel the same way I do not need all that. I have a rose bush outside my house.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
Roses are beautiful!
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@just4him (117271)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
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?
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
16 May 17
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.
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@just4him (117271)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 May 17
@DianneN I had a wonderful Mother's Day, thank you. I didn't go anywhere, but I heard from all my kids and my youngest son stopped over for a little bit before going to work.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
17 May 17
@just4him I just read all about it. I'm soooo happy for you. That's just how it should be. Cool to have a boat in the family, too!
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
15 May 17
Yes, we get used to them already that all we need is the attention of our children and husband like dining out indeed.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
15 May 17
We are both spoiled rotten!
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
16 May 17
@DianneN You deserve it.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
16 May 17
@SIMPLYD So do you!
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@TheHorse (65976)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 May 17
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.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
It's no worse than the commercialization of anything. It should come from the heart.
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@TheHorse (65976)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 May 17
@DianneN Exactly. My 94-year-old Auntie gets a call right now. But she don't need no stinkin' flowers. Heh.
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@Shiva49 (13040)
• Singapore
15 May 17
@DianneN Agreed 100% - siva
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@garymarsh6 (14085)
• United Kingdom
14 May 17
You should relish the fact that your kids love you so much and even though they show it for the rest of the year this is your special day. Don't disappoint them they love you!
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
Of course I relish the fact that my kids and hubby love me so much. I would never willingly disappoint them! I've only told you how I feel. Lol! I'm just saying I don't need a special day to feel the love.
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@garymarsh6 (14085)
• United Kingdom
14 May 17
@DianneN That's good Dianne. I am sure they adore you and I know your husband does!
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• United States
14 May 17
Have a lovely day at your future in laws for Mother's Day :) Happy Mother's Day to you!!
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
Thanks so much! I'm very excited. This will our first time at their house. Enjoy your day, too!
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• United States
14 May 17
@DianneN That is wonderful - have a good time there! Thank you!
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• Midland, Michigan
14 May 17
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.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
16 May 17
Sounds lovely, too!
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@prinzcy (5058)
• Malaysia
14 May 17
Happy mother's day to you.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
Thank you!
@Gillygirl (17329)
• Sutton, England
14 May 17
You do have a point, I often bought my mum flowers and little gifts. Have fun today.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
Thanks! Same to you. I wish my mother was still here. I always tried to make her day extra special. The very last time I saw her was on Mother's Day.
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@Gillygirl (17329)
• Sutton, England
14 May 17
@DianneN I didn't know that Dianne.
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@Gillygirl (17329)
• Sutton, England
14 May 17
@DianneN So sad.
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@jobelbojel (7178)
• Philippines
17 May 17
I think most moms want simple celebration. They would really appreciate personal greetings than commercialized ones. And, those are lovely flowers.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
17 May 17
I agree. I beg them not to waste their money on me, but no one listens. Thank you! I do love the flowers and my new ring. lol
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• Philippines
17 May 17
@DianneN would be a nice ring.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
18 May 17
@jobelbojel Don't laugh, but it's similar to two others he has gotten me. I just smile and thank him. Lol!
• Banks, Oregon
16 May 17
Oh Mother's Day is great I always treat my mom great but I like to really do.something great for mother's day I do not spend alot but the gifts are from.the heart
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
16 May 17
From the heart is the way to go! AND, I'm sure you always treat your mom very well. I can tell that about you!
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• Banks, Oregon
16 May 17
@DianneN thanks she has done alot for her kids. Grandkids and her whole family so anytime.I can do something special for her I do.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
16 May 17
@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
14 May 17
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.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
I see you are back home. That is a lovely way to celebrate a special day. I feel the same as you, but my sons take after their father. They will treat their wives just as well.
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@thelme55 (14574)
• Germany
15 May 17
@DianneN you as parents have brought your children well. I am glad that your sons are like their father, taking care of their women well. That is a blessing.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
16 May 17
@thelme55 Thank you. I'm so proud that they learned so much from my husband.
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
14 May 17
I celebrate Mother's day everyday. Why wait for this day only to buy a gift. I love my mum everyday not just on mother's day
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
That's my point! I've always been surrounded by love, gifts from the heart, and all that. Your mom is a very lucky woman, just as I am.
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
14 May 17
@DianneN you are lucky too
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
14 May 17
@Nawsheen Thank you. I know it!
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• United States
17 May 17
I guess some just needed a day to celebrate. When we went the nursing home to visit our mother they had a special celebration for them. Sadly, some only get visits from their loved ones on holidays.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
17 May 17
I think that is very sad, even though we are all busy. It only takes a few minutes to make our loved ones happy.
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• United States
18 May 17
@DianneN I agree. Take a couple of hours and put a smile on someone's face.