I actually wanted to blog about this on Mother’s Day, but never got to it. I feel that Mother’s Day for a mom, doesn’t become something we look forward to until the kids are school-aged. I say this because, when your’re dealing with an infant or toddler, you’re doing the work. You as mom, still have to wake up with the kids, you still are doing your regular thing. The only difference is that you got a homemade card from your kids and that makes your heart smile. That’s it. Every Mother’s Day for me, has been a ton of work. Especially if we’re forced to go out to a restaurant. Then not only do I have to look presentable, but I have to deal with a young child in a restaurant, and we all know that’s not fun. Father’s Day on the other hand, I think is easier, but I’d probably need to see how my hubby feels about it. Me personally, I have a biological and a stepfather, and my stepfather didn’t come along until I was going into the 11th grade, so I don’t have childhood memories of Father’s Day. But back to Mother’s Day, I don’t ask for flowers or jewelry or anything like that, I just ask that I get a well thought-out card from Hallmark, and that maybe, just maybe, I can get a break from the mommy duties for a day. And I cherish all of my cards that are made for me at daycare/school. I was rather disappointed when I picked up my kids yesterday, to find that they didn’t make Father’s day cards at daycare. What’s up with that? Like I know that a lot of families are raised in single-parent households, but for those of us that are in a nuclear family, what kind of message is that sending, that you make something for Mother’s Day and not Father’s Day??? So now I have to use my non-creative skills to make cards with the kids today…we’ll see how that goes.
So I just asked my hubby his thoughts, basically he’s not big into holidays, but he feels the same as me, we’ll appreciate it as the kids get older. And they are what makes the day special. I’ll tell you, there’s nothing more special than having your child tell you that you’re the best mommy/daddy ever! And even if they turn around and making you angry a minute later, you hold on to that little phrase forever! lol