Mother’s Day is for who again and why?

I know I know I will catch a LOT of flack for this I am sure. Yes I have a personal issue with it over the past few years but that’s mine and I own it.
First and foremost Happy Mother’s Day to you all. ( for those already in that time zone)
That’s out of the way now let me say my thoughts. I’m sure
commercialization has made it 10x worse. But when did it stop being about the love and bond, not to mention fun to be had with the mom and kids(s) ?  You know the cute cards, the homemade or cutely picked out toy wrapped poorly with gobs of tape and a million kisses. 
In today it has become flowers, jewelry, gifts, fancy dinner. Not from the kid but by the significant other. It makes no sense to me (neither does Valentine’s day but I won’t get into that now) how anybody but the children get involved except with a little help.
When the kids are adults there shouldn’t be an unspoken rule for expensive gifts or forced family get together
Motherhood is something to be cherished no matter how the child came about because you love them all the same.
Now that I am done with my frustration, have fun and love the kids and don’t forget Father’s Day next month 🙂

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  1. Father’s Day where guys get power tools, ties, and the gift of cooking on the bbq for everyone. 😉 Most of the holidays in this country have been commercialized to the point of losing their original purpose. Valentine’s Day is definitely one of the worst. I don’t see as much with Mother’s Day beyond the dinner because of the ‘make sure mom doesn’t cook’ thing.

    • I love grilling season, so I would think it’d be a mother’s day thing too. Best cologne ever 😀

      • Definitely. Now, if I could only figure out how to use the grill without burning everything, including my arm hair.

      • shave before you grill 🙂

      • People grill with their legs? 😛

      • Forgot about the arm hair joke since I can’t get to the actual post and have to work out of the notification thing. Sorry about that.

      • lol seems like WP is being wonky to everyone. Come sit me me and Ionia with drunken cupcakes (a friend has a recipe) and Pat can pull up a chair. I’d invite more, all they gotta do is raise their hands and promise to be honest, hilarious, and sometimes downright crude 😉

        Oh and I have a certain household member elbows deep into that book of yours you offered. 🙂

      • Crude can be good. 😀 If this household member is forgetting to sleep then you have my apologies. I need to put that warning on the book.

      • Like a rock, while I putter around in the middle of the night cursing my papers and boxing things up 😀

  2. Anonymous

     /  May 11, 2013

    I agree with you about Mother’s Day. I won’t go on a long rant because it would take me an hour, lol! But suffice it to say, I’ve been yelled at, cursed, and had all kinds of ugly things said to me, and about me, by people who were mothers that I barely even knew! These days, it seems that a lot of people automatically expect gifts from everyone they know, or even barely know, if they have children. And that’s fine, I guess, if that’s how they want to roll. It’s all about modern society’s “ME ME ME” culture, where everything revolves around “me,” and giving “me” everything I want, because I am entitled to it (because, I am ME). I meant that sarcastically, of course, as I’m not a me-person; I prefer to put others first. Yo me, Mother’s Day is for children and spouses to honor their mother/wife, and that’s it. As for Father’s Day, I’ve never received a gift, so I don’t usually even keep track of the date.

  3. Oh, and the above reply was from me. But as always, WordPress was jacked up and wouldn’t let me post using my name.

    • WP jacked u up to hush you up maybe? Yes there are terrible looks from people or words when I state what I do, heck out in public. I actually say a lot in public that is loud enough to frustrate the people around me because it’s not status quo. Especially here in the south. I like things, when not expected but even then I feel guilty about it. I want a me day, that will never happen because I’m happy to help everyone else around me first.
      I’m odd about holidays in general. I suppose being raised by my military father and grandmother I have a different outlook on things.

  4. It has become terribly commercialised. The other thing is, are we supposed to celebrate this holiday or not JS? Is it just for the U.S. Born mums or are we part of the circle now as well? Let’s go get drunk there has to be a cupcake around here somewhere.

    • I have a friend who has a recipe called drunken cupcakes. We need those!!!!

      As a duel citizen I have a rough time getting my holidays straight although the US ones seem to take over more but I’m brought back to my center when there are no holidays, just fun and cupcakes.
      And and in a month or few I will be able to crack open the infused vodka’s I made the other day!


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