Mother’s Day is, for many of us who are not mothers, an exercise in guilt, panic, shame and last-minute redemption. It is one of those days I like to call a “Hallmark Holiday,” adopted by the greeting card company and various retail outlets as a way to move more units, and consequently throw a lot of us under the proverbial bus. Valentine’s Day is another one of those holidays for me, but that’s another story.
I have raised five children, and have also been one, and Mother’s Day sneaks up on me every year. By the time it rolls around (this year on Sunday, May 13) I have done nothing to prepare, or to help my children to prepare.
My mom is gone now, but when she was alive she swore she didn’t mind on those years when I just let the holiday go without a card or a gift. But I know better. The same is true for my wife – she tells her kids when they forget to give her a card or a call that it’s ok, no big deal. But her feelings get hurt, you can see it in her eyes.
So what are your plans for this Mother’s Day? Are you going to buy your mom a present? Buy her flowers? Candy? At least a card? Maybe a call?
Mother’s Day is always a good time for brunch. Take your mom (or your spouse) out for a yummy Sunday feast, and help her enjoy the holiday. That’s a win-win.
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