I know based on the title of this article alone, some may already be in defense mode reading this. However this topic is one that has been discussed before, and of course debated. There are many different stories as to the origins of this holiday, but that is not what this article is going to be about. Instead the focus is on just the day itself. Below are several reasons why some moms feel that mothers day should not be celebrated on one day a year.
It should be everyday
OK, the first reason is an obvious one, and that’s that fact that a mother should be cherished and appreciated everyday. Not just one day a year. Unfortunately when you make days like these a holiday, people only think about it once a year. Moms work hard everyday, seven days a week, twenty four hours a day. So show your appreciation every single day that you see them. Remember that love should be shown daily.
Spur of the moment gifts
Gifts are more enjoyable when they are given on the spur of the moment instead of on an expected day. As a mom I can truly say I enjoy an unexpected card, or gift from my kids. This makes me feel special because you know that they are thinking about you and appreciate you on their own not because of some designated day. If you are not sure about the spur of the moment gift give it a try. You can try giving your mom a gift out of the blue and see how she reacts to it. Trust me when I tell it will mean a lot more.
Businesses use this day as a way to market their items. It’s more about the money that can be made than it is about making someone feel special. It is widely commercialized like most holidays and not necessary. When this happens families feel obligated to buy their moms products that they see advertised. If you don’t by these items you are made to feel guilty as if you don’t have love for your mom. If you think about it a handmade gift or a day off would be even better than flowers that will only live for about a week.
Honor can still be shown
Not celebrating mothers day does not mean that you are not honoring your mother. Honoring your mother is something that should happen daily. Kids need to understand that obeying and listening to your mother is something that should always be done. For example giving mom a chance to rest and relax is a way to show her honor but it should happen more than once a year. If everyone makes it a habit of helping mom around the house, everyday will be a easy day for mom.