Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month and haven’t turned on the TV, logged onto Facebook, been to a grocery, drug, or card store, or checked your mail or your email box, you’re probably already aware that Mother’s Day is upon us. In my book this day easily trumps Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day combined for the worst day of the year to not have children.
I’ve written about Mother’s Day woes in the past (see below for some reruns), but this year I’m taking back the day.
Two years ago my friend and I bought Groupons for trapeze lessons. We somehow never managed to organize a date to go and last month we realized our passes would expire on May 14. We quickly scrambled our calendars and found a day we were both free. Sunday May 11 was the only option. I mean, what else would two childless women with British mothers have to do that day?
So, that’s it. We’re going. And honestly, I can’t think of a more fitting way to take back what was once the saddest day of my year than by flying through the air with the greatest of ease, as a magnificent non-mom on my flying trapeze!
If you’re struggling with Mother’s Day, here are a few past posts and encouraging comments that I hope will help.
My Bah Humbug to Mother’s Day, But Not to Mother (May, 2010)
Breaking Up with Mother’s Day (May 2011)
It Got Me Thinking…About Nurturers (May 2012)
Preparedness (May 2012)
Duck, Weave, or Cover? (May 2012)
Mother’s Day (May 2013)