We don’t really celebrate Mother’s Day around here. It is one of those days
affectionately cynically known as a “Hallmark holiday”. Another excuse for buying cards and whatnot.
Not that no one appreciates me as a mother, because they do. It is more that they don’t buy me cards and flowers and take me out for dinner on this day in particular to show that appreciation.
Interestingly, the origins of Mother’s Day in North America (which is the only place it is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in May as far as I know) are in things we do believe in strongly in this house: social activism, improved sanitation and health care, and peace activism.
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The apostrophe got moved. It should be after the s — Mothers’ Day, a day for mothers to work together for social change benefiting our children. Our collective children. Our society. Peace and justice. That kind of thing.
Read more of the history at Take Back the Day.
And listen to the podcast at the Memory Palace (which looks like a great history resource, btw.)
Happy Mothers’ Day.