How The MPB’s Do Mother’s Day
I just became aware of the fact that Mother’s day is right around the corner. It’s funny, after years of wishing I’d one day get to celebrate mother’s day with a child of my own, and having a mini-celebration last year, I’ve basically completely forgotten about it this year!
Now that I’m part of the club, I could truly careless about the club – funny how that works. When my mom died 20 years ago I pretty much entirely wrote Mother’s day off anyways. And, obviously, thanks to Little MPB, mother’s day no longer makes my heart ache for what I cannot have and I no longer attempt to hide from the world in quite the same way.
And you know what, I’m totally okay with being back to my old ways and not caring about the day. Honestly, in my humble opinion, it feels like a made-up hallmark day (as does father’s day and valentines day). I just think that we should all make the people we love and appreciate (I.e mothers/fathers/siblings/friends/children/teachers/doctors/nurses/etc.) know we love and appreciate them every single day.
So, I personally don’t need flowers, or some sort of pretty jewelry or really any sort of gift to recognize me as a mother.
But that doesn’t mean we’ll completely ignore the day. So, what will we do this mother’s day (assuming I’m not working as I have a critical deadline on Monday)? We will do the same thing we will do on father’s day:
We will spend the day as a family.
We may go to the park for a family play, we may go to the mountains for a hike if weather permits, or we may just go grocery shopping. Simply, whatever we do, it will be a day as a family. And, both Mr. MPB and I will cherish the fact that we are a family of 3 and spend the day in awe of how fortunate we are to be parents.
And, if I have to work, we’ll just postpone our family day until the next weekend (although I will absolutely pout about having to work through yet another weekend).
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