Saturday, May 8, 2010

mother's day plans

Dear blessed husband,
When I tell you that a dear friend has invited a whole bunch of families (including ours) for Mother's Day dinner, you would do well NOT to say "That's okay because the time for the dinner reservations wasn't very good anyway."
This only serves to confirm that for ANOTHER year you didn't bother to do anything about Mother's Day until a day or two before the event, when all the normal dinnertime reservations have been taken and all that is left is 4:30 or 7:30. If you had kept your mouth shut or only said that you would cancel the reservations that you made, I would only have my suspicion that you delayed too long, not absolute proof.
Mother's Day is clearly marked on the vast majority of calendars in America. This means the date is available to you in January, if not earlier. Restaurants book reservations well in advance. There is no excuse. Get your head out of your butt and act on things in a timely manner.
Ditto Christmas and my birthday.
Your blessed wife


Anonymous said...

Explain that to me..... why does your husband owe you a "Mother's Day" rememberence? A little token gift on behalf of the child(ren) should suffice until they are old enough to take care of it themselves. He's not your Mother!

Anonymous said...

Mother's Day is always the second Sunday in May. I expect to hear my husband's truck sneak out of the driveway at 6:00am as he heads to Wal-Mart to buy a card and some donuts. So thoughtful.

Anonymous said...

OHHHH....that first comment really ticked me off!

As the mother of HIS child(ren) he SHOULD make the effort to remember the one day set aside to appreciate all that you do for what are also HIS child(ren). And chances are you probably have to mother him at times as well. HA!

Anyway, I saw this post written on a dad's blog and thought it was appropriate here....this is what Mother's Day is about:

Anonymous said...

Oh, for god's sake. At least he tried. My husband let me sleep in half an hour, then sent the kids to wake me up so I could wash them some bowls for breakfast as well as their bathing suits. Later that night, I got a hug from each of the three, and the only one in school gave me the gift his teacher had the whole class make. Husband was nowhere to be found.