Happy Mother's Day!
With that said, I hate fucking made-up holidays. I hate the pressure society puts on you to celebrate your mother on the second Sunday in May. What if you are planning a bridal shower, vacation, and wedding in the next month and don't necessarily have the money today?
I think the Jehovah's Witnesses have it right. They do not celebrate holidays. They celebrate every day. That is how it should be. If I didn't have these standards imposed on me by Hallmark, I would give gifts and cards when I wanted to. It wouldn't be as weird to take Mom out for dinner and cake in August.
Ryder came home from school Thursday with a gift he made me. I put it aside to open it today, but then I was thinking, why am I waiting? Who cares the date I am given the gift? It was wonderful even though i opened it Friday. Actually, I think it is the nicest gift I have ever received.
It's not just Mother's Day or Valentine's Day or Bunker Hill Day. It is everything. Christmas. A lot of people celebrate Christmas on a day other than the 25th and that is always strange. Why? Jesus wasn't even born in December.
I guess what upsets me the most is that I expect today to be something special because it is Mother's Day. I don't know what exactly it reminds me of, but it reminds me how sad I am. I realize that just because Hallmark says it is supposed to be this sacred day, it isn't. It is just another day. The dog still needs to be walked, dinner still needs to be made, the shopping still needs to be done.