Today is Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the good and great mothers. For the not so good and not so great? Well, you ladies just have a nice day and let it go at that.
I am sure you went through the same feelings I did when I was a young child. I would always wonder why there was a Mother’s Day and a Father’s Day but there wasn’t a day devoted to me—a Kid’s Day.
Mom would always tell me—your mother said the same thing, too—“That’s because every day is kid’s day!” I don’t know why I accepted that answer, but I did. What a copout! Think about it. Moms and Dads get both a birthday and then another full day devoted to each of them. That’s twice the number of cards and twice the number of gifts and twice the number of dinners at a nice restaurant. Well, if “everyday is kid’s day” then why don’t kids get cards and gifts and dinners every day? Yeah, that’s what I thought.
Fairness is a big deal with me. I’ve been accused of being obsessed with fairness. My father was an exceptionally fair-mined person. I guess I get most of my fairness from him. In fact, if you ever need a referee or a judge or some kind of arbitrator…well, look no further. You won’t find anyone more fair-minded than me. Okay, you get the picture. Now, let’s move on the real point I’m trying to make today.
It is nice that folks get a day dedicated to them. Everybody should. Today it’s Mom’s turn. Next month, on June 16th, it’ll be Dad’s turn. I don’t remember what month it takes place in, but nowadays there’s even a day devoted to grandparents. Gee, I’ve never gotten a Grandparent’s Day card. It’s okay, no biggie.
So, quit stalling, I say to myself. Get it out. That’s one reason I have a blog. Let everyone know what’s really bugin’ me. All right, here it is…Today is Mother’s Day. I am not a mother. But today…today…today is my birthday. Now, I ask you: is that fair?!!!!
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