The TMI Files. *Yawn* Another Mothers' Day Gone.I'm not a big fan of Mothers' Day.
I haven't been since my mum died in 2001. I don't see the sense in mandatory celebrations of people that should be automatic.
My mum was one of my best friends, and while I have days when I don't think of her, that doesn't mean I don't miss her.
As for the usual queries of "what did you get for Mothers' Day?" Well I got 4 handmade cards, a hairclip purchased at the stall at school, and handmade chocolates.
And another handmade card, I think. I lost count.
People express surprise that I don't get flowers or anything like that on Mothers Day, or Valentines or my birthday or stuff like that, but as I point out... I don't have a bloke around to buy me stuff like that, and even when I did have someone around, flowers were rare.
I do actually have people in my life who buy me flowers occasionally, but that is because they want to, not because it's a mandated day to buy flowers.
Ultimately, though, it doesn't matter whether I get anything or not.
I have Magilla, and through her I get hugs and kisses, cards, drawings, flowers, rocks, and she brought home a bone she found in the schoolyard last week.
Who needs Mothers' Day when I have my daughter?