posted by Joe Anaya on May 12th, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Just a few random thoughts about Mother’s Day.

I remember being a kid and picking all the pretty yellow flowers in the yard and making a bouquet for my mom. She was gracious and told me how much she loved the dandelion bouquet. As a kid, I was very pleased with her response.

According to Wikipedia, Mother’s Day is singular possessive “for each family to honor it’s mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers of the world.”

When my son was a newborn and my mom was still alive, I had a fleeting thought of not getting anything for my wife. “She’s not MY mom,” was the notion that quickly got squashed by better judgment and the fear of a hormonal induced revenge.

Mother’s Day was not a creation of the American greeting card industrial complex. In fact, there are many days celebrating mothers through out history and the world.

Most of the Mother’s Day celebrations occur during the spring months of March and May, the time animals give birth to they new young.

I went to a parenting event recently, the room was full of a bunch of moms and me, which is typical for a stay-at-home dad. As the speaker opened the floor to questions, crazy mom after crazy mom spoke up and espoused the most crackpot ideas and events I’ve ever heard. That’s when I realized, “There is no one I’d rather raise my kid with or even be with than my wife.” Not to say there aren’t times I’d rather be alone, but if I have to be with one person for the rest of my life, she’s the one for me.

I’ve blogged about my wife as a dictator, goddess, and superhero and she still let’s me blog about her and more importantly is my partner in raising our son. Happy Mother’s Day, Honey. I couldn’t have done it without you.



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