Thanks for your good wishes, but I have to confess something: Mother’s Day makes me uncomfortable.
I like attention and compliments. I am just not sure I like getting them for parenting while female. Does my gender really make that much difference? Mother’s Day asserts that it does, and to me that feels wrong.
Before you say, “but we celebrate Father’s Day, too!,” let me note the difference between the gifts retailers push for the occasions: for Father’s Day, men get grills and lawnmowers and sports equipment because being a dad is apparently all about stuff they do (in the summer, mostly). Women get jewelry, clothes, perfume. Because being a mom is what we are.
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