Lisa - posted on 05/09/2011 ( 46 moms have responded )
We have 3 small children (4YO, 2YO, 3MO) so they aren't able to buy me something themselves nor are really at the age yet to tell dad what they want to get me.
I've never gotten a gift for mother's day. This year, my daughter made me a card at school which I absolutely loved. It's on my bedside table. However, mother's day sucked. My baby pucked on me, my 2 YO and 4 YO were cranky and nobody knows why. I coordinated my own mother's day lunch with my family and ended up having to write the check for my own mother's day lunch. I was not told Happy Mother's Day once during the day. I cried on and off throughout most of the afternoon because I felt unappreciated and unwanted. Finally at 6 pm, I asked hubby if he remembered it was mother's day and he said, yeah, I left you your present on the table (it was a hershey's chocolate bar and a travel coffee mug from the gas station he'd picked up on his way home from work the night before). I know there was a look of horror on my face as I asked him, "You got my mother's day present from the gas station?" I had no idea what to say after that and just said thank you and went to my room to cry.
I know he thinks I"m being ungrateful, unreasonable or whatever but really?!?!
He's not one for buying gifts and I don't mind it on my birthday or christmas (this year was the first year I got a christmas present and my birthday a month ago, there was no cake, card, or even a happy birthday).
Even though he doesn't do that stuff, I still feel that he should at least get the kids to acknowledge something like Mother's Day.
Am I wrong?? Anyone else have this problem and worked out a solution.