1. says:

    May 9, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Sounds like a great Mother’s Day! Nicely planned and executed. To me, Mother’s Day is nice but it is often an opportunity for disappointment. While one’s partner and children are expected to pamper and celebrate, mine are often caught pulling it out of their asses at the last minute. They are loving and good to me on a regular basis; however, they tend to cave under the pressure of Mother’s Day expectations. It always turns out to be a nice day, but watching them scramble to get cards, flowers etc to me without me noticing they just ran up to Walgreen’s five minutes prior can be annoying. I will say that I always get my car washed. I think that is due to the fact that my car is always filthy and that a car wash can appear planned even when the idea is pulled out of an ass on the fly. Happy Mother’s Day!

    • says:

      May 9, 2011 at 9:35 am

      Yeah, I realize that many moms, whether single or not, aren’t always getting a lot of pampering. I totally agree that it’s kind of annoying when you realize that a gift is more out of obligation. For sure, it’s way more important that your family is loving and kind to you throughout the year. Car wash sounds terrific! Mine is always filthy too. 🙂

  2. Tareeshia says:

    May 9, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I was thinking about you yesterday as a single mom on mother’s day. You see I was thinking a lot about my own mom yesterday, who decided to be absent for the day for reasons I partially explained to you earlier. My mom was also a single mom and I know when I was older I tried to make the day special for her because I knew she wanted me to. It was fun to wake up before her and cook her some horribly disgusting breakfast she thoroughly enjoyed. Or to clean out her car for her, or maybe painted rocks or some other triviality my juvenile mind could conjure up. I think it always made her smile and that was my goal. I know Annika will grow to appreciate you and all you have done for her, especially as a single mom. After all, you are her primary caregiver so you will probably get the majority of her affections. Just hang in there, it will come, and as I have been told, they will be the best times of your life. For now, I think you are doing a great job. The fancy drinks and the jewelry were stellar, and I really mean that. =)

    • says:

      May 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

      I’d like to think that Annika will do special things for me on Mother’s Day when she gets older. But I don’t want to expect it.

      I like to think of a young Tareeshia painting rocks and cooking breakfast for your mom. Made me smile.

      The drinks and jewelry was fun. Hopefully, I’ll remember to do fun stuff like that every year.

  3. Amanda says:

    May 12, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Martha, I love the way put that! Never really thought about it like that but so true. You inspired me to do something special for myself & my daughter next year. We have always spent Mother’s Day celebrating other moms in our life that I forgot about it being a day for me too.

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