Things have been extra busy around here and I feel that I've been struggling to keep up. My son's soccer season just ended, we're smack in the middle of softball season and weeks full of makeup games, and we also just ended "birthday season". I am thankful to be done with party planning and execution. Soon school will be out, softball will be over and our summer will be slow and hot. There is less than a week until mother's day and I didn't even realize it until today!
I realized it was just around the corner because this popped up in my facebook news feed.
I'm the first commenter in case you forgot that my real name isn't actually Hugh Jass. The post only irked me a little bit. The poster is an opinionated expert on everything and usually reeks of hypocrisy. For instance, she had five baby showers, but society is too materialistic. It was a friend of the poster that really got me aggravated.
I understand about having a day to yourself but I don't think Mother's Day is that day. How sad that they wouldn't want to share in it with their families... and we wonder what is going wrong with people today...
"What is going wrong with people"? "How sad"? We're talking about a pseudo holiday that didn't even exist until some time between 1908 and the 1920's.
What I really can't stand is that the poster and all of her righteous friends banded together to trash and place unnecessary guilt on moms who want to take their special day and just spend it with themselves. The Poster has only been a mom for a few weeks and (I snooped a little) it appears that the friend doesn't even have a kid yet! Maybe this is why they just can't understand how, even though you love your kids, you just want a day to float through tasks unhampered. Maybe carry a clutch instead of the giant purse or tote that is usually required when carting your children off to their various functions. Should employees who love their jobs not take labor day off? Is that not quality time that should be spent with your wonderful company?
It's your day moms. Do whatever you want!