Mother’s Day may be the one commercially-sanctioned day a year that everyone in the Western world is supposed to acknowledge the never-ending work and contributions of the lady who gave them life. But in our experience, that acknowledgement with brunches, cards, flowers, and candy boxes is usually more trouble than it’s worth. You know precisely what we mean. For every outing that is supposed to celebrate mom, you’ll no doubt find a woman up on her feet: washing dishes from a Mother’s Day breakfast, preparing an elaborate meal, or cleaning her entire house for company on a day that is supposed to be all about her. Mother’s Day blows, and it’s about time mothers admitted it. So, let’s start with you.
The big family Mother’s Day lunch that you cleaned up after? The Mother’s Day mommy-daughter trip that resulted in a blow-out fight? The Mother’s Day that you bent over backwards for your mother-in-law instead of your own mother? We’d love to hear all about it.
Send your “Worst Mother’s Day” stories of about 600 words to entries[AT]mommyish.com. We’ll publish our favorites next week leading up to the dreaded occasion itself. So be sure to check back to see if your Mother’s Day woes were shared with all.
Happy loading of the dishwasher.