Going by the caption I know I sound a little cynical but can’t help the hubbub around the day today. Since morning, there is an invisible air of pressure for me to call my Mom and wish her on ‘Mother’s Day’. Not that we don’t talk almost everyday otherwise, but calling and telling her how lucky am I to have her as a mother seems a little awkward. I know She is going to give an uncomfortable chuckle, just like the last time when she didn’t really know how to react or respond.
This whole wishing mothers, is new to her and to me as well. We both talk, listen, discuss and laugh but I never felt the need to wish her the motherhood. It’s just there! I understand and I know she understands. Every time when She picks up my phone and says hello! she understands that I was thinking of her.
Last few weeks have made me think the media frenzy about this day and how it is getting too much to handle and keep a straight face about.
The never-ending commercials for gifting gold jewellery to mobile phones for Mothers. How if you are not buying something for your Mom, you are made to feel inadequate. You are looked down upon by this new breed of motherhood celebrators and made to feel guilty about you being such a narcissistic piece of s***. Almost like few years ago when you didn’t buy cards from ‘Archies’, it meant you didn’t really show that you love the people you proclaim you do. The question remains. is that really so? Just because you do not do whatever was suggested to you by big advertising campaigns, are you not good enough a son or a daughter?
And No, I am not arguing about the celebration of mother’s day, father’s day or valentine’s day for that matter. All I am not happy with the commercialisation of emotions. A mother most definitely values a hand-made card or a cup of tea in the bed way more than a piece of jewellery or an expensive watch. It’s the moments that we all mothers look forward to spending with our children than what the ad mad world wants one to believe.
ifts doesn’t become like popcorn. Because for some people, movie watching without a tub of popcorn is never complete, no matter how great a film is. The bigger the popcorn tub better the experience! (or at least the perceived experience). Similarly, more expensive the gift, less the guilt of not spending enough time with your Mom.
Want to leave you all With these thoughts and would like to know what is your take on it?
Wishing you all the greatest mother’s day.
And a quote that I love.
♥ A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. – By Washington Irving
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