Mother’s Day has always been something of a hard day for me. I am one of those horrible people who chooses not to have a relationship with her own mother, and while I don’t regret it for a second, it makes Mother’s Day somewhat bittersweet. As I log into Facebook tomorrow I will get to see half a million status updates of people thanking their moms for being so wonderful, pictures chiding people that they should always appreciate the woman who brought them into this world, and thank goodness I don’t have cable, because I’m pretty sure the Hallmark and FTD commercials would be enough to put me over the edge.
Not every mother is wonderful, and not every person who gives birth is worth celebrating, and there are many, many people who should be recognized on Mother’s Day but aren’t.
I was in Hallmark today, and I didn’t see any cards recognizing those who should be mothers, but through battles with infertility are not…yet.
There was also a lack of cards for those who have been pregnant but suffered losses, and those who have lost a child.
You won’t generally find cards for women who are non-custodial mothers, those who are estranged from their children for their own health and sanity, or those who have given children up for adoption.
Not every mother or those who wish to be fit into the standard soppy holiday mold, but know that you are thought of, and appreciated, nonetheless. I wish you love and peace on this bittersweet day tomorrow.
Nothing brings out the funny like a big, controversial event, and President Obama’s back-to-school speech to America’s school children certainly fit the bill. Weeks of doom and gloom predictions of brainwashing on what some called ‘Indoctrination Day’ turned out to be, as the saying goes, much ado about nothing, and those who’d known better all along had a great laugh.
Some of my very favorite Tweets about this during and after the speech:
Was that a subversive healthcare message in his “wash your hands” message? @FairlyOddMother
“All young people deserve a safe place to learn” = Commie speak for “no guns”. #tcotinterpretation @Glennia
I would have liked the president to have at least admited that wood shop is a waste of time in school and it is OK to skip that class. @Neilochka
I thought Obama was gonna talk about brain washing, not hand washing.@mamaspohr
Now that the speech is over, I’m contemplating what to do with my newly indoctrinated self.@natthedem
To all who kept your kid out of school today. They missed a good speech. And since they got to stay home, Obama is now their hero.@JDCrowetoons
the circuits are busy. trying to get through because the brainwashing didn’t work and i’d like to try again.@rockdrool
Glenn Beck is now playing Obama’s speech backwards to listen for the satanic message.@Fairlyoddmother
Fine. You kept your cross eyed kid home today. But keep him off the street. Dumbass is standing in traffic again. #tcot #ocra@politicalbaron