Ten ways to avoid disappointment
I told my husband I'd like to go to the Chicago White Sox game on actual Mother's Day (we are getting together with my parents/brother the day before which is nice--one day for Grannie, one day for me). I like the idea of strolling around nodding at the other moms, making my family get me hot dogs.
I usually make dinner for my mother in law and listen to my mom in the phone lament that it’s too far to drive to my house.
I don’t want or need gifts. I don’t care about that at all. My husband works nights and weekends as a first responder so I will be getting up at regular time to take care of my kid.
I just don’t want to make dinner for anyone since I made Easter dinner and cake for my in-laws the day after my dad died this year.
I don’t care about gifts, I just don’t want to make dinner for anyone else.
Usually I send my spouse and child to get fancy pastry while I lay in bed (we live within walking distance of very good pastry and the mother's day line is long, this works very well for me)
This year I am making my indoor spouse go camping. I'm also making him go camping for Father's Day and his birthday, lol, I may be the villian in this house.
Minnesota moms get to fish without a license on mother's day in things most people weren't asking for: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/news/2023/04/27/minnesota-moms-join-mothers-day-weekend-fishing-challenge
“A subscription to access a historical newspapers database.” - who is this and did we just become best friends? hahahah
So, so good. Thank you for the validation, ideas, and laughs.
I am distressed by the guy who slept in til 10 am. That is some bullshit.
I already booked myself a massage, made dinner reservations on Saturday night and have ordered brunch to be sent to the house on Sunday (thank you goldbelly). I've requested sleeping in and flowers. Clear communication is my neurodivergent preference and thankfully my husband doesn't get huffy about it or insist on going rogue.
We are very low-key for Mother's Day (all I want is a bagel sandwich for breakfast and time to read) and even lower key for Father's Day and I think that proportionality is really, really important. I know a lot of women who are super thoughtful and intentional about Father's Day gifts and then get sweet fuck all or something dumb for Mother's Day and then are EVEN MORE resentful. Setting aside that their husbands all suck and need to do better... maybe they need to make way less of an investment in time and care for him?
Bravo fancy ice cream in a flavor no one else likes mom!! Bravo!
Did I forget that Mother’s Day existed back in february when I pitched the class I am teaching at a local art center? Yes. Yes, I did. So will I be spending some of it with (some) of my quilting class? Also yes, but frankly that is more fun than with my family most Sunday mornings where I get peppered with questions from a 6yo about the causes of the revolutionary war and if it is still ok to call Great Britain “our enemy.”
Ahhhhhh Mother's Day (imagine profanities prancing above my head like sugar plums)
Some of us, not naming names*, need to get better at Father's Day because they are BAD at it
Love this. Thinking about what to buy myself now 🤔
Anyone have any Mother’s Day advice for the birthing, stay-at-home mother of two kids in a same-sex marriage?
My wife wants equal billing, and I... think that’s crap. I understand her not wanting Father’s Day, but do I seriously not get a even this (obviously bullshit, DIY) day to acknowledge my traditional-Mom contributions just because I’m married to a woman (lawyer, who works constantly and hasn’t been to the grocery store in a decade)?
(Last year, we just exchanged a handful of presents “from” our 8 month old. The ones to her were wrapped; mine weren’t.)
Ok - where are those amazing lego storage boxes from?