Maybe it's the total onslaught of Facebook messages of how great and cool peoples lives are on Mother's Day? My page was just a long stream of "look what my family did for me!" Or the websites promoting everything mom's deserve? But I don't really know if it's practical for mom to take an entire day off from - what dishes? Cleaning? If mom's not doing it then is dad supposed to spend the entire day doing these things? Or does it all wait until Monday?
When we left for church I assumed we didn't have lunch plans since no one told me anything so I pulled a slice of ham from the freezer and threw it in a skillet to thaw. Fortunately my brother, who is single and has time, made lunch and invited mom. I don't know what happened but I completely forgot he told me 3 weeks ago he was doing so. That part was wonderful. He even made my favorite pie - lemon meringue pie!
After my brother left, my husband went out with the kids and got some really pretty flowers and things for dinner so we had a really nice evening with my favorite meal - Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp.