Дата публикации: 2017-08-13 10:37
Mother’s Day is Sunday. Does anyone need to put that on their calendar? If you have a mom in your life and you haven’t already placed an order for flowers/made a dinner reservation/procured a card, now is the time to do so! If you are fortunate enough to have more than one mom in your life (say, your mom, the mother of your children, and your mother-in-law) Mother’s Day can get overwhelming, fast.
Other mothers might feel valued by, well, being released from the household entirely for a period of time—several women in my moms group want to celebrate Mother’s Day with a couple of girlfriends and a fat blunt. One woman I interviewed goes for chicken and waffles with her wife and son, and then they go for a hike as a family. Who knows? The point of the intentional conversations is to avoid the frantic rifling of picked-over cards at the Rite Aid at 8 . on Sunday morning, and to develop an affectionate and joyful culture of celebration in your family. And what goes around comes around. Pardon me while I price out Telecasters.
I know this can be a little anxiety-provoking. I don’t love coming up with the perfect celebrations for birthdays or Father’s Day either—no one is immune from pressure to perform around gift-giving holidays. (In fact, one friend in a two-mom family declined to comment for this story, afraid her wife would see it and be reminded of past celebratory fails.)
Mothers’ opinions are divided right down the middle here. Claire Zulkey, a writer and a mom of two in Evanston, Illinois, says, “I have come to realize how silly it is for a partner to sit back and expect someone to magically know your deepest wishes. I think my husband loves it when I’m like ‘I want to stay in bed on Mother’s Day’ or ‘I want to go a baseball game on Mother’s Day,’ because then he is always happy to oblige, but doesn’t have to spend time trying to discern what I want deep down. He’ll do a little something that is his own surprise/treat, but I otherwise manifest my own good day.”
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If you are anything like me, you may prefer avoidance to trying something and muffing it. But even the smallest effort—a bunch of supermarket flowers, a drugstore card—is wildly, dramatically better than doing nothing at all.
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Set an alarm if you have to. Don’t let your partner get up with the kids and get them breakfast and wonder if you’ve forgotten entirely.