Mother’s Day and why I hate it.

11 May

I hate Mother’s Day.

I’m a mother of two.

I work hard every day of my life providing for the physical and emotional needs of my family. I don’t expect anything in return.

I chose to be a mom.

Being a mom is a 24/7 job, not for the faint of heart. It’s work, work, work, the occasional sacrifice, and guess what? More work. But again, I chose to be a mom.

I don’t need a day for special recognition. I don’t want to go to brunch or dinner or presents. I don’t post things on Facebook asking if you’ve said happy day or if you remembered to call your mom or all that other bullshit that flies around on those days, whatever day it is that you celebrate it.

I don’t expect my kids or husband to make a fuss over me.

I don’t want it. I don’t need it.

I can’t stand moms that guilt trip their children, that demand shit just because I’m your mother. Get the fuck out with that. If you didn’t want to do the work you should’ve thought twice about opening up your legs.

I love my mom because she’s selfless. She’s always done whatever it takes to provide and take care of my brother and I to this day as old as we are. She does it without any expectations. She does it with pure, altruistic love. It’s her example I want to follow.

We don’t wait for Mother’s Day to buy flowers, cards, go to brunch, or give presents. We do it every day in any way we can.

This Mother’s Day you can find me in my pajamas, enjoying the day with my beautiful family, doing nothing. It’s what we would do any other Sunday and Sundays are always special because of the time we get to share together.

Don’t wait for holidays to show affection.

Live, love, laugh, today.

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2 Responses to “Mother’s Day and why I hate it.”

  1. AffordableLiving May 12, 2013 at 2:38 am #

    A very angry, although justified and logical argument. You are right people should do things all year round to show their appreciation, and guilt should not come into it. I like to get my mum a book or something to read for mothers day, but because I know she likes books and it will make her happy. But I do things like this all throughout the year as well. The one that annoys me more than mothers day is fathers day – it’s not even a real day.

    • poorvida May 12, 2013 at 3:23 am #

      Angry isn’t what I was going for… I just, personally, don’t want the commotion. I also believe that moms and dads who are responsible, loving, and nurturing parents should be appreciated every day.

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