Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day...Can we skip it??

Many of you know I have serious issues with Mother's Day. I am happy to honor my own mother, that's not the problem. But as a mother myself, I really can't stand the day. It seems so fake and superficial. I can't stand it!

Every year, someone gets up in church and talks about their "perfect" mother. Blah, blah, blah. Do I need to feel even more guilty than usual for not being a "super mom"? Maybe I need to change my attitude? Yeah...probably. But will I? It hasn't happened yet! :P I don't think there will ever come a day when my children will call my name "blessed". When they speak about me as their "angel mother". Just the thought is laughable.

I don't think there needs to be a "day" to honor mothers. Shouldn't we be honored everyday? Shouldn't our husband treat us kindly and help out with the dishes more than once a year? (Mine is more helpful than that.) Shouldn't our children honor us by listening to our counsel and being respectful EVERYDAY? Will that ever happen? Not likely.

Oh well. I am a pro at putting on a happy face. Here I go again.

9 comments:

Sharr said...

i gotta agree--mother's day is not my favorite day of the year.... i usually leave church feeling like a horrible failure and like my kids don't have a shot... however... my girls are very excited for mother's day so hopefully they'll at least behave for me while we're at home :o) lol...

and we get to have a party-- so it's not all bad lol

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Drama Queen, while I do agree with some of what you say, especially the part about our kids honouring and listening to us every day....but let's face it, that ain't gonna happen any time soon (sigh!). Yes, we moms deserve more than one day....it should be every day, considering how much we do for our families and how much thanks we get (not much!).

Grrrrrrr, but what can you do....other than enjoy the cake, flowers, card, and know that the man upstairs, at least, knew what He was doing when He decided that women should be the mothers!

The world couldn't last one day with out us.

Regards,
Lavinia

Di said...

Well yeah, only that wouldn't happen. I think the SAME thing about Valentine's Day. What a crock!
Your children will think those things about you as they get older and realize all you have done for them. Perfect? No. No one is. but you are still a WONDERFUL mom! Everyday!

SalGal said...

Amen on the Valentine's Day sentiments Di!!

If my children ever speak of my name in the future, it will only be through the help of lots of therapy and medication before they can do it without having nightmares, I'm sure!

AZMom said...

Well, Happy Mother's Day ANYWAY
:-)

>>Shouldn't we be honored everyday? Shouldn't our husband treat us kindly and help out with the dishes more than once a year? (Mine is more helpful than that.) Shouldn't our children honor us by listening to our counsel and being respectful EVERYDAY? Will that ever happen? Not likely. >>

Amen to this my friend!! Respect all the time? What is that????? Got any cures for a mouthy 8 year old?? ;-)

Chicka said...

I agree. I would very much liked to have skipped it today if at all possible. It was horrible.

I don't even bother to put on my happy face anymore.

And Father's Day? It's just payback for Mother's Day. (Heh...just wait and see.)

Becky said...

I love Mother's Day! I call it Happy Woman Day and I use it as a chance to reflect on all the awesome women I know who have touched my life! I called up both Jeff's sisters today (they're not married and don't have kids) and wished them a "Happy Mother's Day" because I think it is awesome to be a woman...

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions but I have to say that I have read a lot of blogs in the last few days that sound like this one and...well, I just don't understand it...my mom was far from perfect and I don't always agree with her, but I love her and I'm grateful for the good things she did for me. I think that women are too hard on themselves--let's just sit back and enjoy the pampering while it lasts :)

P.S. didn't mean for that to sound like a lecture and I agree with some of what you said...mostly I couldn't vent on some of the other blogs I read and felt safe saying how I feel here...hopefully you know that I love ya no matter what!

Nikki said...

I agree with you girl....I title that is all it is....a title for the day. I think that is stupid.

Amy J. said...

Sorry if this post ends up being a "twin".... Your feelings resonate mine for the most part. You can read about my (cough) lovely Day Here.

Daughters boyfriend asked how mine was and my simple but true answer was, hey - it's just another day!