Mother’s Day is a holiday of exclusion for any woman who doesn’t happen to be a mom. I know women who lead happy and full lives without children. I know people who have yearned for children and it has never happened for them. I know people who have lost children, or lost parents certainly, and this holiday only brings them pain. Why do we need to go there?Being an introvert, I also dislike any occasion that makes me the center of attention. Too much pressure. Gosh a whole day I have to be happy! My kids and husband usually do a fine job of marking the occasion too, you would be jealous. I’m ungrateful, that is the root of it.
Now, you’re thinking, Toni isn’t usually so negative. She is being a drag, it’s just a little holiday. And you are right. I’m being nudged with thoughts of Dicken's Scrooge here so I’m trying to remember what he learns from all those ghosts. Oh yeah, life is good, enjoy it. Relationships are important so build into them while you can. So I will. I will enjoy myself and sincerely appreciate whatever pleasantries come my way. I hope all of you will too, but I still secretly wish holidays were about an hour long and wanted to speak up for any others of you out there who do too. Someone work on that.