(Originally published 5/8/06 on MSN)
It’s a Me Thing – Duh
I kept checking my cell phone yesterday, expecting calls from my children and grands. NO ONE CALLED! What kind of people had I raised? What was going on?
I finally broke down and called my eldest at work. “Happy Mothers Day”, I said with a deliberate smile in my voice. No reason to make the child feel guilty for missing my special day although the true reason for the call was to make the child feel guilty for missing my special day – subtle, huh?
“Ma – it’s next week”. I could hear her in the background telling a co-worker that her mom was all expectant of gifts and flowers on the wrong day. She was trying not to laugh too hard.
“Oh – well, never mind.” I was embarrassed as hell.
No point in asking her not to tell her sister and brothers. Another reason for them to laugh at mommy. Damn!