I am not a misogynist. Far from it.
In fact, I love and respect women –especially mothers.
Particularly my own mother and my wife, the mother of my children.
Yet, I hate Mother’s Day.
Yes, I do think mothers deserve a special day. Yes, I do believe that mothers are the glue to our society.
But I still hate Mother’s Day and here’s why.
I don’t know how to celebrate it. I’m not referring to my own mother. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to see her. Don’t give me any crap about it – I feel guilty as it is.
Anyway, how should Mother’s Day be celebrated in terms of wives?
Should Mother’s Day be a romantic day? After all, that’s how the children got here. So, maybe, a couple should get a babysitter and go out.
Or should Mother’s Day be about mothers having some space? You know dads taking the children out for the day so mothers can just relax and have some down time. Ironic that scenario is – I’d say. You honor your mother by staying away from her.
Or is Mother’s Day family time? The family could do something together that the mother particularly enjoys. Of course, the father has to speak 10 times to the children so that by the end of the day the mother is still happy that she is a mother.
Then you have the complications of cards, gifts, etc. By the way, is it a day for roses? The florists who jack up the prices certainly seem to think so.
Anyway, you must be able to tell from reading this that I’m confused about Mothers day. You might think I’d remember from year to year what my wife wants. If so, you’d be wrong.
Every year I ask her what she wants as the day approaches. And then at the end of the day, I ask her if she enjoyed the day. Generally, she is content, but I feel like something is missing.
Yet, I don’t know what would make Mother’s Day complete.
And that’s why I hate Mother’s Day. But still love my wife and my mother.
On that note, I wish all moms a Happy Mother’s Day. I hope your husband and children get it right this year.