So my mother's day was less then impressive . . .

Sneaky - posted on 05/08/2011 ( 44 moms have responded )

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with the kids alone all day because hubby was at baseball, no one said 'happy mothers day' to me (though the kids are young so I can forgive that), no presents and ended up eating a box of tim tams (for the non Aussies, it a choc covered biscuit thingy) as a combination breakfast/lunch. Now I am sad :o( I may need more chocolate . . . .

How did everyone else go? (Please note: If you had an awesome day then I am happy for you but please try not to rub it in too much :o)

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Sneaky - posted on 05/09/2011

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((Big hugs Barb)) - I am in love with the tree you are going to plant for your son, I can't imagine a more beautiful tribute :o)

Jodi - posted on 05/08/2011

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Start planning Father's Day now.....make sure it is as miserable as possible for him. The longer you have to plan, the more miserable it can become :P

Seriously, my husband would NEVER have lived that down.

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O ladies...we don't know our own power, I am sorry for those who had a rotten mothers day..but I'm sure you ladies can have some fun devising ways to return the favor..immature..perhaps...but gobs of fun definitely....measuring out just enough dinner for the kids and yourself, and when he looks for his..toss him the remaining tams and say.."leftovers from my mothers day dinner you prepared for me, knock yourself out prince charming"...

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Thank you everyone, and, my Marine called last night and was so so sorry he didn't get to call, he was on a 24 hr duty and knew when he had a chance i'd be sleeping. But he wished me a happy mother's day yesterday and said thanks for all i do.

It's going to be alright. And that is what i was trying to say. No matter how bad you think it is.. it can get worse, so appreciate what you have now, because what you have now is good!!

Just turn on the news and feel lucky.

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I envy all of your Mother's Days.



To have your babies there and a kiss and a hug. You are all a bunch of lucky ladies.



My youngest son is gone to the Marines and not even a phone call or a card from him.



My oldest son was murdered last year. But i think he still gave me a gift. I had been lamenting that we never had a formal family portrait done and while cleaning out an old closet i found a wallet sized family portrait i didn't even realize we had done. I bawled for hours and still am at how badly i miss him.



My daughter did call with my grandkids to wish me a happy mother's day. And they wished Grandpa a happy mother's day as well.



The only physical present i got was my kitty cat brought me a dead mouse she had flattened into a pancake like shape. Gotta love those handmade gifts. :)



My tax check was taken by Sallie Mae who got a giant bailout from the government but still had to take my measly $2000. over a student loan from 91.



My insurance was dropped because i didn't send a paper back in time. I thought i had, but they said i didn't.



So now i need to find money to pay for my medications because that is what the tax check was for.



And even now, i see the matching Indianapolis colts hat and scarf i made for Bob but couldn't give him for Christmas.



It was the hardest Mother's day ever.



But today is a new day, and i can do my best to make it better somehow. At least i'm not flooded out like the south. At least i have a house that wasn't ripped away by a tornado. At least i have food in my cupboards and clean water to drink. And my lilac bush is blooming. The sun is shining and it's time to start planting.



I have a tree i'm going to plant for my Bob and watch it grow like i did him.

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Alyssa - posted on 05/31/2014

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this year was my first Mother's Day, my son is only 4 months old. my boyfriend (his father) did nothing for me, not even a card. I didn't expect anything big and fancy but a simple card instead of a text message would have been nice.

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awww :( I got somthing the day before from my hubby for mothers day/my birthday as my bday is april 28th. We just went up to my mums for a BBQ but had a misserable baby all day

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i am happy for all those mother's who had an awesome day, but i don't want to hear about it either. i had a shitty day with my hubby putting absolutly no effort or planning into it. the only thing i got was to sleep an extra couple of hours and then wake up to a house that was a complete disaster and a kitchen that looked like a bomb went off! so what did hubby do? he went back to sleep cause he was tired from waking up early. yup.... i almost smothered him with a pillow but i was too tired from having to clean up from the mess that i didn't have the energy. i'm so glad i wasn't the only one!!! i'd rather have two birthdays cause mother's day never ever lives up to any expectations i have, even just someone cleaning the kitchen for me. :P

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Oh Barb, hugs and warm thoughts. I can't even wrap my head around how that would be. Gee, I thought I had a bad day, but nothing like that.

Since it was a Sunday everyone was home. I got my gift from my eldest of the Wed prior. They had made cupcakes and cards, which was lovely. I had left it sitting on the dining table from Wed. afternoon to Fri. morning as a hint for my husband. On Sunday morning, he got up early and went outside. The boys and I got up a half hour later. The whole day was just like any other day. I cleaned the house, looked after the boys, got their school bags ready for Monday, blah blah blah. That night my husband got a call from a former co-worker, just for a chat. He got off the phone and said, "Rio said to tell you 'Happy Mother's Day". I thought it was next weekend!" Then he went on to tell me how Rio had asked what he'd done for Mother's Day and when he said that he thought it was next weekend, Rio said, "Man, you're DEAD!" that was the extent of my Mother's Day recognition.

A friend of mine has suggested something similar to what Jodi said. I was going to just ignore Father's Day ("What?! It's father's day?! Oh.") but now I think I'm going to organise a day spa visit for myself instead.

Vegemite - posted on 05/09/2011

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awww big hugs for Barb and some kisses too XXX. Here's to hoping your next mother's day is awesome. Happy mother's day Mumma

Bonnie - posted on 05/09/2011

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Tracey, me too, I don't expect much either...ever. Just a Happy Mother's Day, a hug, kiss, an I love you. Maybe a card and not having to make dinner. But instead I got nothing. Still trying to wrap my head around it.

Jodi - posted on 05/09/2011

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Erin, I can relate - that was what my Mother's Days were like when I was single with Jayden. When I first split with my ex, I used to still take Jayden shppping to choose a little gift for his dad, or help him make a gift for dad for birthday, father's day, etc, but he never returned the favour.

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@Bonnie, I didn't cry about the cup Bonnie although I was a bit miffed. It was a lovely big mug, perfect for a hot cup of tea to accompany my chocolate! It had "I Love Mum" written on it. BUT... I can still use it as a pen holder as it didn't shatter so all is not lost.
Big hugs to all of you lovely Mummies. XX

Vegemite - posted on 05/08/2011

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my day wasn't great either. I got a gift voucher thrown at me friday night with a "that's your mother's day gift." All i wanted was a quiet day a lone instead i was left to look after the kids while husband slept. Husband feels so bad that he's organising a weekend away for me. Got to love him. We also went to see his step mum which was the only highlight. Taking my Mum out to lunch tomorrow which will be good, just the two of us.

mmmm tim tams did you suck coffee through the corners

Erin - posted on 05/08/2011

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Mine sucked too. Being a single mum to a toddler on Mother's Day blows, because there is nobody to thank you or appreciate what you do. My Mum got me a present for Milla to give me, and it is a really nice gesture, but just not the same as having her father do it.

We went out for lunch with my Mum and Nana, but it was a disaster because it was right in the middle of nap time. Plus I think Milla's getting sick. So yeah... no special day here either.

Alicia - posted on 05/08/2011

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i was at home with my three under three kids because my husband has duty at work :/ it was kinda crappy...

Sneaky - posted on 05/08/2011

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Tyrae - at least the only way from here is up! I'm sorry your day wasn't special either :o(

Sneaky - posted on 05/08/2011

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Don't sweat it Bonnie! Vent away - I'm glad you have somewhere to talk about it :o)

You know I wasn't really expecting a lot - I was just hoping for some dim recognition. sigh. Oh well, I did go out and buy the book I wanted, so now I will read it and not do housework all day :o)

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P.s there will be no pancakes on Father's day because I wanted pancakes and he made his mum make them.

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Eugh we had to move our whole house around on Mother's day. My mother in law started whingeing about the armchair in the baby's room, the dutchess in the dining room. She has also moved my dustbuster to the laundry. I can see it all going back to where it was when she leaves BAHAHAHAHA.

Tyrae - posted on 05/08/2011

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My daughter kept me up till the early hours of the morning, I had to clean stinky dirty cloth diapers, I had to clean up multiple explosion diapers, no presents, buns with jam for breakfast and lunch, and my hubby played video games for hours on end. T'was fun...... definitely one of the BEST first mother's day a woman could have :P

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I think father's day is cancelled this year isn't it maybe he will get the point. get in early and organise for him to have the kids all day fathers day and go out with your friends.

Bonnie - posted on 05/08/2011

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He is usually not like this exactly. His attitude the past couple of days sucks too.

Bonnie - posted on 05/08/2011

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I seriously don't know what happened this year--birthday close to sucked and now Mother's Day.

Jodi - posted on 05/08/2011

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My ex is moving interstate and unlikely to see his son for Father's Day because the travel schedule is shit for a kid to travel on his own AND get back in time for school. But his choice, he can own it.

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Jodi - fathers day for my ex is already going to be miserable he's going to be out in the middle of the ocean with no phones thank christ cos he deserves it

Jodi - posted on 05/08/2011

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I have no idea when Father's Day is there. Here it is the first Sunday in September. I'd be planning a day at the spa for myself I think...sounds like a good Father's Day gift to me.



You know what they say.....don't get mad, just get even (insert evil laugh here).

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"Start planning Father's Day now.....make sure it is as miserable as possible for him. The longer you have to plan, the more miserable it can become :P"

Jodi, that is very true. There is what, 6 weeks or so.

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Thanks Tracey. It continued on being just like any other day really. No acknowledgment really. I think I need to start turning down right mean maybe. I ended up not calling anyone. Just talked to my mom and my grandmother when she called and that was it. Oh well.

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Yeah, I've been thinking all night that I don't have to worry too much about fathers day this year :o). Does that count as a positive outcome? lol.

Sarah and Bonnie, I'm so sorry you had crappy days too :o( And I am sorry about your mug Sharon - I hope your little boy wasn't too upset.

I only just realized that I forgot to remind my hubby to ring the MIL last night to wish her a happy mothers day . . .and you know that **I** will be the one that gets in trouble for it . . . .the joy just keeps on coming!

Bonnie - posted on 05/08/2011

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"My son was so excited (he is four) he dropped my present (a ceramic mug) and it broke."

Aww Sharon, did you cry? I would have cried.

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Oh yeah and my kids have been sick the past few days and i've been fighting something. My parents won't step foot in my house because of it so I guess I will be spending it alone.

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Tracey, I feel for you. It is almost 10:30am here right now. My boys are 2.5 and 4.5 and about 20 minutes after they woke up this morning I asked them what today is. They both said, "Mother's Day". So I said, "what do you say to Mommy?" They both said, "Happy Mother's Day Mommy." I guess that was good enough. They are still little right? My 4.5 year old gave me the dinosaur he made at school that says 'Moms are Dinomite' on the tag. That was really cute.



My husband is at work and probably won't be home before 6pm. He certainly knows how to text message me on my cell phone or call me when he needs me to do something. Haven't heard from him yet today. No one has phoned me either. Family certainly knows how to call at 7 or 8am when it's about nothing or something less than important and some of the time even end up waking me up.



So, now what do I do? Do I call people and wish them? Stupid me feels guilty even when I feel hurt or down. Or do I let them feel what I am feeling? Ah it's just another day to me.

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mine was bad. my own mother decided to pick a fight the night before (my son and i were supposed to go to dinner with her and he was staying the night and spending the morning with me as its his father's weekend) due to my mum's behaviour (yes her behaviour she has what my psychologist and i believe is some behavioural issues at the age of 47 go figure) so my son ended up going back to his dad's and i saw him for two hour this morning in which my son sat glued to the tv non responsive even when i was off (toddlers i tell you) got no present (despite the fact i made sure marshall had something to give my ex's mother) and when my ex came to pick him up my delightful toddler ran out the door and straight to the car no kiss no cuddle no wave and my ex just shrugged and put him in the car and drove off....worst day ever

Sneaky - posted on 05/08/2011

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Did I mention I also fell over in the back yard and sprained my ankle today?

I think I'm going to buy myself a book called "The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs". I read the first few pages in the book shop today and it 'spoke' to me :o)
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/sunday-...

Thanks for the kind thoughts ladies. I'm going to stop feeling sorry for myself now, because I am sure that there are mummy's out there that had a worse day than me!

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My son was so excited (he is four) he dropped my present (a ceramic mug) and it broke.

Big cyber hug to you Tracey and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY XXX Buy yourself a big bunch of flowers and put them on display, you deserve something nice. (Use hubby's money :-) )

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Oh Tracey you made me laugh with this post bless you. I would have another biscuit and then put some itching powder in your husbands underpants as pennance for not making an effort! Poor kids are to young to understand but hubby should know better. Buy yourself a large bar of chocolate and good bottle of wine and don't offer him any!!!

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