Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mums Day

Another Mum's Day, or 'Mothering Sunday' if you are middle class or American, and another chance for florists and chocolate sellers, as well as many vintners, to make a fat buck on the back of this commercial rip-off! Now the idea of a day in which mothers can be appreciated is a good one of course, however like most things the business mind sees an opportunity and grasps it with both sticky paws. For myself this is the first time in many a few years that I have not paid out for flowers or chocolates, but I am not sitting here full of emotional turmoil because my mother is no more. The turmoil is with me always as I remember the things I failed to do for her when alive, and the many ways I did not truly appreciate the woman who happened to be my mother. Mothers, and fathers who are just as important in spite of feminist lies, ought to be noticed every day, not just on one day a year when sentimental adverts remind us of their existence. Once they are gone it is too late to tell them how good they were, and that is not a good experience.


Mike Smith said...

I realise today is a tough day for you, fella. My thoughts are with you.

The TEFL Don said...

Graham I agree with your sentiment on this one. I have just got off the phone to my Mum (90)(sadly she is going down hill mentally) but at least a phone call brightens her day-I think.

Adullamite said...

Cheers Mike.

Don talking to old women on the phone is hard! There is so little connecting points I found as my mother was not getting out enough because of the weather.
However it meant a lot to her and a call, while hard at times, and great at others, does make a difference to her.
Shame about the downward side however, sorry to hear that.

Relax Max said...

I second your post. Our Mother's Day is coming up soon. I remember my mother every day, though, like you, I wish I had been more attentive when I had the chance.

Adullamite said...

Aye Max, when it's too late it makes life pretty hard.