Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mother's Day: It's my party and I'll instagram if I want to ...
This Mother's Day was hard for different reasons. For obvious reasons I am not feeling like the best mother right now. But something else about this forced holiday got to me. I really think that setting up fake expectations based on what I see others doing to celebrate is ridiculous.
I generally think that comparing myself to anyone else is just dumb. Why should someone else's party blog make me feel bad in any way? Pinterest is a bunch of pictures online, not a moral imperative. Unlike the Huffington Post, I don't feel the need to call other crafters stupid or uncool. To each his own I say.
So what if we didn't have brunch reservations? I really and truly just wanted to eat at home and avoid the rush anyway. I know that Avinash made me a card, his teacher texted me to let me know it is still in Houston. So why do I feel bad about not getting one on Sunday? I loved our walk around the park and Barton Springs. That should be enough. I need to change my own attitude more than anything.
I really should not complain at all. My own mother was all by herself on Mother's Day. I didn't even send her anything because I just figured my Dad could carry it with him when he flew back on Tuesday. Still, it must have been pretty lonely. I know I would have felt like that. I miss her so much but we have had a lot of good talks on the phone lately at least. Hope you guys had a good weekend/Mother's Day.