The communications and marketing machinery began moving into high gear some weeks ago. It’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants; a boom for the greeting card industry; a staple for flower industries. What’s it all about? It’s about the hopes and longings of mothers, the longing for recognition, the longing for a sleep in, the longing for a day when mothers don’t have to cook! It’s the one day (a year) when a mother can put up her feet- and no one will expect anything more. Okay, they’ll still expect it, but mom has a reason to demur. Yes, of course…it’s Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, 2012.
I navigate the day, as most other mothers, as a mother and a daughter. My mother has her own expectations for the day. So you can see how, as the movie title goes: Somethings gotta give. Each year, for the past number of years, rather unceremoniously, my son is busy with football practice for most of the day– (hey coach- don’t you have a mother too?) and some of my expectations go by the wayside.
My son’s at football practice again this year, but he’s promised to take me out to hit a bucket of balls. And we’ll visit the grammas. This year, my mom’s in the hospital, so Mother’s Day has a different feel to it. Or, maybe it’s the same feel…just more of it.
However you celebrate or remember…if you are a mom, or have a mom…
Happy Mother’s Day. Hug a Mom.