If I showed my mother any attention today, it might give her the impression that I think she was a good mother. Ignoring her on Mother’s Day is kind of like the same punishment that you give to a kid when you tell them to face the corner and think about what they did.
Many people today took their mother out for some kind of meal. It’s thought of as special but all you are really doing is going to eat like you usually would except that today your mother is tagging along. The idea is that it’s the thought that counts, I guess. Taking your mother out signifies that you either care for her or don’t want to feel shame. You want to be able to say with confidence, “yes, I spent time with my mother on Mother’s Day” and you don’t want your mother to have to tell everyone that, “no, my kid didn’t do anything for me.”
Anyone reading this probably thinks that I’m an asshole and suffers from a few other issues. You’re probably right. I don’t hate my mother but it bothers me to act like I really care about her. I’m just not good at pretending. I don’t even want to publish this post after writing it but I wrote it already.
So Happy Mother’s Day…to other mothers of course. I don’t know, maybe I can muster up the nerves to survive a 1 minute phone call with her later tonight. I’ve already given her the whole day to think about what she’s done.