(Closed) Why I hate Mother's Day (NWR)

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
1894 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

You have the opportunity to be that kind of mother to your future children. Learn from her mistakes. 

Post # 3
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I felt the same way about Father’s Day, but now that Darling Husband and I have a baby, I’m looking forward to celebrating him on that day. Not sure if you’re planning on having your own children someday, but it can totally change the way you look at holidays like these. I’m sorry your mom was awful to you.

Post # 4
709 posts
Busy bee

LadyMoriarty:  Sorry you had to deal with all of this negativity! But don’t spend the day hating, maybe do something nice for YOURSELF, give yourself a pat on the back, a hug for all the things YOU have accomplished! (Hugs)<br /><br />

Post # 5
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

LadyMoriarty:  I’m so sorry, that sounds awful.  I would take this day to reflect on the women who were good role models in your life, and to think about how you can break the chain of abuse to your future children (if applicable).

Post # 7
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I feel the same way about both Mother’s and Father’s Day.

My parents never wanted children, and never failed to mention that we were ‘mistakes’.   As a result, I’ve never held any real desire to have children, and at the age of 45 it is now too late.

On both these Hallmark holiday I tend to avoid social media, as I don’t need reminding of how crap my parents were.

Post # 8
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t hate Mother’s Day, but I could… I also had a crazy abusive mother. There is another thread on here where a bunch of us who are like you with crappy mothers were able to vent. You might feel a bit better about it if you look it up. I have an amazing son and I get to defeat that evil woman each time I treat him well and give him what I did not have. We all are not lucky enough to have awesome parents like some of the bees on here. I gave out 5 or 6 mom’s day cards and none of them were to my mother. I don’t know where she is exactly, and I would like to keep it that way. She is not invited to my wedding. She will not get to steal nor share in my joy. I really don’t think about her on mom’s day. It just gets annoying when people ask me what I got her for Mother’s Day and I have to lie because people just don’t understand and it is a personal situation. As far as she is concerned, it is just another day. I hope you get to find some peace over this issue!

Post # 9
7357 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sounds kind of like how it feels to be a non-Christian on Christmas. I take time that day to reflect on my accomplishments, my loved ones, and my own journey in life even though it’s quite draining to be constantly bombarded with the religious overtones of the holiday.

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