The shocked expressions I get--"You're not spending extra time with your kids on Mother's Day?!"
No. I"m not. Does that make me a bad mom? Every day is "Mother's Day" for me...I have my kids seven days per week. I love them, they're awesome, but I still need my Sunday. They still need to try to form a deeper connection with their dad. I need the little bit of a break I get each week.
So, what am I doing for Mother's Day? I'm dropping the kids off, I'm getting myself a haircut, I'm buying my daughter a dresser, I'm getting my work-stuff set for Monday, I'm picking up the house (all before noon), then I'm spending the rest of the day with my boyfriend...who will likely take me out to lunch, make me dinner, take me to a movie, and tell me to relax...which is a typical Sunday for us. (He's awesome every day, not just on holidays...)
Sounds like a good Mother's Day to me...now I must go call my mom.