I have today made the bold step of cancelling Mothers Day in my house. Well not fully as my mother wouldn’t understand and would be hurt so it still continues for her but for my children I have released them of the yearly ritual of making them go out to get a card and act like dutiful children for the day.
For me it’s the commercial side that has spoilt it. Every other advert buy your mum this or buy your mum that. Make your mum feel special this year blagh blagh blagh. As I bash away at the keyboard supermarkets are busy rubbing their hands as they unpack lorry loads of flowers for people to make their mum smile for one day of the year.
But am I the only one who thinks Mothers Day is just a commercial rouse? I sort half heartedly felt this way for a few years but it wasn’t till Nickie wrote a post which was part of a vote on Mother’s Day that I actually figured I would voice my thoughts to the kids, who of course, are delighted.
For me it because I don’t want my children to be told that on a set day they are to buy my a card to say thank you or get flowers or presents to show their love. I want my children to grow up without the commerciality of it all, to not be sheep and do what others do because you’re supposed to and to tell me or show me their love and thanks any day of the year.