Easy Like Sunday Morning - Page 2
When you have young kids, as I do, the kids are not expected to carry the burden of planning for Mother’s Day; rather, the husband is. Again, part of me finds that weird because none of us are our husbands’ mothers, but obviously I get that the idea is for these dads to celebrate the mothers of their children. (I realize that this is a heterosexist view of Mother’s Day, but I am not sure how same-sex couples handle the holiday. I would be very interested to find out.) There’s nothing wrong with that concept. But what it boils down to for me is this: your husband should be nice to you every day of the year.
My husband is very good at daily kindness, but not as good at big gestures, even on occasions I care about. (Although this year, he planned our anniversary dinner all by himself, which really touched me.) So, on Mother's Day, my already low expectations for The Big Gesture are even lower because he knows that I have never really cared about this holiday. And, frankly, more than anything, I'm relieved because letting him off the hook on Mother’s Day means I don't have to plan anything for Father's Day.
An original Chicago Moms Blog Post.