Mother's Day In A Blended Family
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|Tue, 05-06-2014 - 4:53pm|
I am dreading Mother's Day as every year I feel slighted. It is a day where I typically get forgotten. When my kids were little I would get home made cards and small home made gifts from school. Now that they are older they don't make anything and I end up feeling very neglected on Mother's Day. Everyone I know has kids and husbands who make the day special. They typically get a card, breakfast in bed or brunch and maybe flowers. I do not expect anything expensive, I would be happy with a home made card and breakfast in bed but nothing? I do not have children with my current husband so he doesn't acknowledge my day much at all. We typically go spend half the day with my mom and the other half with his mom and sister and celebrate their mother hood. My mom is depressed this year and doesn't want to see anyone for Mother's Day and I don't want to spend Mother's Day with his family this year. I know many will disagree with me but why would I go celebrate their motherhood and watch them get flowers and gifts and a special brunch when I get nothing? I am not going to do it. My husband should take my kids out and help them at least pick out a card and maybe plan a nice brunch at home. Something, anything.Nothing expensive or extravagant but an acknowledgement. Just so I am thought of. On Father's Day if my husband's kids don't acknowledge the day he pouts for a week!!! I always get him at least a card saying he is a good day and a small gift and we go out to eat. My siblings are 65, 60, and 50 respectively and we ALL call our mom on Mother's Day, send cards, and those of us in town get her flowers on her day. I am just sad beyond words.