Mother's Day is a day dedicated to celebrating motherhood, but some moms spend the day feeling guilty.
Mother's Day has been and gone for another year and this past Sunday, all of you moms were hopefully spoiled and pampered. Whether it be a bunch of flowers, being allowed to sleep in for once, or breakfast in bed. If you have really little ones and they opted for that last option, we hope for your sake that dad pitched in.
All sounds pretty nice doesn't it? If you were treated to any of the above and you didn't overthink it, then it makes for a pretty nice day. However, not everybody is. In fact, the dads to some moms think they're doing good when they are really not. Or, they leave the planning until the very last second.
As highlighted by one disappointed mom on Reddit, when that happens, it means Mother's Day is not just like every other day, it's worse. She starts by pointing out that she has a loving husband, however, planning events, parties, or even something as simple as a nice Mother's Day isn't one of his strong suits. This Mother's Day, when her partner realized he hadn't done the legwork yet again, she was lumbered with the added burden of dealing with his guilt.
"I'm either carrying the added weight of helping him feel better about screwing it up again or stuck co-existing with a sad, guilty shameburger of a man," the mom wrote on Reddit. The comments below her post indicate that she is indeed not alone in feeling this way. Dads wait until the day arrives and have nothing planned, so simply ask their partner what they want to do.
As pointed out, the day inevitably ends up being the same as any other, except you have a mopey other half to deal with on top of everything else. Not every mom's Mother's Day is like this, of course. There will be some dads and husbands that thrive when it comes to planning the perfect day. For many though, Mother's Day is just the same as every other day of the year, extremely stressful.