Sunday, May 12, 2013
I was talking with another mom and we agreed upon the following points regarding Mother's Day.
1. If you disrespect, neglect, ignore your mother 364 days a year and think showing up with a card, flowers, and or candy, on Mother's Day will cut the mustard. You are dead wrong. Don't waste the time, little effort or money. You have made your feelings known. Don't sully the day for others.
2. If you mom says, all I want is for you to (whatever): Wash the dishes, clean up your bedroom, not fight for one hour, fold your laundry and put it away, altar serve at Mass (my personal favorite) do it with a smile and happiness in your heart. Really that is all she wants. Nothing else ever, not diamonds, not furs, nor concert tickets, tops an all I want request. Tip: Do it and the rest of the day will be yours as usual. And this mom will be delightfully happy.
3. Mother's Day should be the tip of the iceberg. Just like Father's Day, and the rest of the 363 children's days. Smile, chip in, hug, squeeze, love, don't wait to be reminded there is this job you need to do.We are a family and we are all in this together.
4. Stop grumbling that Mom gets everything her way this day. Children, mine included, you are first and foremost in your mom's mind always. Even on Mother's Day. Believe me, as much as I love fava beans and eggs, we won't be eating them today. Then again, it won't be your favorite, Ramen noddles, either.
Happy Mother's Day to all Moms everywhere and especially to those that love as only a mom can, and they aren't even "the mom."