Yesterday marked my first official Mother’s Day! Before becoming a mom I had my own thoughts about Mother’s Day and what it was and meant, and as with most things after becoming a parent, I am signing a different tune today!
I do still totally agree that Mother’s Day was created out of thin air (just like Valentine’s Day and Father’s Day) but damn did it felt good to be appreciated for a full day just specifically for being a mom. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Dads, partners, friends and family are all a huge help when you have a child, but as a mom we are the ones that are pregnant and form that bond before anyone else. We are the ones that work our butts off bringing that little one into the world, and when they are finally here we are the ones who struggle. Struggle with recovery, breastfeeding, bonding, self image, guilt, and just a general feeling of “I don’t know what the hell I am doing!” (Just for clarification I am talking about all Mothers regardless of biological ties or sexual identity)
Although my family did a small celebration on Saturday for Mother’s Day I woke up to my baby girl on Sunday morning and said a extra thank you to whatever greater being let me me her mama. We let dad sleep in and watched Finding Dory together and snuggled on the couch. Some of the smallest moments with your children are the most meaningful 🙂
I have always thought that Mothers should be celebrated most on their children’s birthdays – What are your thoughts on Mother’s Day?