Posted by Tamara O.
Every year about this time, we're all flooded with what we
"should" do to honor mom on her special day, which happens to be
this Sunday in case you missed the signs everywhere.
If you do end up being dragged to a crowded brunch, here's some
fun tidbits from the U.S. Census Bureau to pass the time waiting
for a seat. Maybe you can even make a game of it.
Mother's Day is not a day I generally celebrate since it seems
like yet another fake holiday created by the retail industry to
guilt us into buying candy, cards, clothes, flowers and jewelry for
mom to tell her once a year how much we appreciate all she does
every other day of the year. (Of course, history tells us the
driving force behind the day was Anna Jarvis, not the retail
industry, who in 1914, convinced Congress to set aside the second
Sunday in May as Mother's Day but that's beside the point.)
My darling husband and three kids cave to the advertising and
usually want to take me out for breakfast. It's just not fun for
me. The places are crowded and the lines are out the door no matter
how early we go. Plus, my husband doesn't like to wait more than 10
minutes for anything so his irritation adds an extra-pleasant
tension to "my special day."
This year I don't want to go to breakfast or brunch. I don't
want a day jam-packed with activities and crowds. I just want
quiet. No driving anyone anywhere. No cleaning or grocery shopping.
No fighting kids. Let me read a book. Or an even crazier thought,
let me take an afternoon nap.
That's just me. What do other moms out there really want this
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