Sunday, May 10, 2009

Just for the Record...

I hate Mother's Day. I hate the people who brag about what their children made them for breakfast. I hate the expectations. I hate the cranky children.

I have it pretty good every other day of the year. Personally, I'd like to send fire ants to the founder of the "holiday."

Cranky children? Cranky mama.

5 comments:

karen said...

I agree. A holiday honoring the hard work I do and the sacrifices I make as a mother really ought to include some hours and indulgences for me without the children who require all that work and sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

I heart you... my husband looks at me blankly and says "what do you want?" every year, and I cooked my own dinner tonight. There was no breakfast in bed here....but I got extra hugs from my son, so it was a good day even if my daughter DIDN"T eat her dinner AGAIN.

*pab said...

Totally agreed.

Chaotic Joy said...

Me too girl. Me too. Earlier this week I completed one of those silly Facebook things. It said list five things that you hate that other people seem to love. Mother's Day was on the list.

The Plaid Sheep said...

You should celebrate the holiday as it was originally intended. It was created by Julia Ward Howe as Mother's Peace Day. In 1870 she wrote the Mother's Peace Day Proclamation. The first stanza:

Arise then...women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly:
"We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.

But she was not equal to the corporations and retailers so the holiday got distorted.