I didn't get to play earlier and now that thread is all the way down somewhere. So here's my mom day related FFFC:
I don't understand why some of you and some of my IRL friends stress so damn much about a day that is meant to be about celebrating that you are a mother.
Before you were a mom I'm assuming you celebrated your mom and did whatever with her. Then you got married or have a DF or SO whose mom you may also include in this celebration. But now we are all mothers. And for many of you, this is your first year to celebrate YOU. Why stress?
If you want to do something with just your SO and LO then do it. If you want a day to lay on the couch and you have an SO who is willing to oblige then just do it. If you don't feel like hanging out with your mom, MIL, aunt, grandma, neighbor, whatever.... then don't. No one is forcing you. And if they are then [kindly] tell them to eff off because you are an adult with your own family and you want to have your own traditions. It is your day to do what you wish to do. Don't stress, just enjoy it.
I understand the guilt card gets played all too often by family members but if you're only doing something because you'll feel guilty if you don't then it doesn't really seem like you should. KWIM?
I realize this makes me sound like a selfish bish and I definitely can be but I just wanted to share.
I hope you all have a great weekend filled with fun and love. And I sincerely hope you all enjoy your first Mother's Day doing whatever makes you happy.