Mother’s Day Strike

I love this….too great…wow..just an hero

Alexis Kanda-Olmstead

A few years ago, I had a mental breakdownthroughabout Mother’s Day.

We were finishing up Mother’s Day brunch where I’d spent most of the time reminding my kids topleaseeat with their utensils, to pleasestop fighting under the table.

I didn’t want people to think I was a horrible mother on Mother’s Day of all days.

Their behaviors were amplified, highlighted, and contrasted with the ideals of being the Perfect Mom.

So by the end of the ordeal, when my husband asked sweetly, “What else do you want to do today?” I slurped down the rest of my mimosa, surveyed the disaster on the table, and said, “You know what? I’m taking the day off.”

“What does that even mean?” he asked in confusion, “Are you saying you don’t want to be with the kids on Mother’s Day?”

“No, that’s not really it, although it’s close,”…

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